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The Blue Devil Newspaper [Newspaper]

Object | Accession Number: 2011.425.10

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Issue of the Blue Devil Newspaper, published by the US Army 88th Infantry Division, with the headline: 88th's Break-Up Slated / De-Activation will come in states at undefined date ; more details expected ; Mission remains same. The newspaper was saved by Alexander Wurtz, a Jewish soldier in the US Army. On January 22, 1944, Alexander was drafted into the United States Army and entered active service on February 12. He joined the 351st Infantry Regiment and fought in the Italian campaign until the war ended in May 1945. He and his unit were then assigned to peace keeping duties in northern Italy. Alex was discharged from the Army on February 8, 1946 and returned to Philadelphia.
    Title
    The Blue Devil Newspaper, Vol. 1, No. 2, June 29, 1945
    Date
    publication/distribution:  1945 June 29
    Geography
    publication: Italy
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Stephen K. Yasinow
    Contributor
    Publisher: United States Army, 88th Infantry Division

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Category
    Newspapers
    Genre/Form
    Newspapers.
    Physical Description
    Newspaper, 4 p.
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The newspaper was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2011 by Stephen K. Yasinow, the son of J. Benjamin and Rose Kaplan Yasinow and the the nephew of Alexander Wurtz.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-08-25 17:24:28
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