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Samuel B. Hagner letter to his parents

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0078

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    Overview

    Description
    The collection consists of a letter dated 11 May 1945 written from Samuel B. Hagner, a medical corpsman with the 7th United States Army in Europe, to his parents George and Evelyn Hagner. In the letter, Samuel describes the severe conditions of starvation and sanitation that he witnessed in German concentration camps near Munich, Germany, including Dachau, after liberation. The letter is signed with Samuel’s nickname, "Dick."
    Date
    creation:  1945 May 11
    Collection Creator
    Samuel B. Hagner
    Biography
    Samuel Benedict Hagner was born on 1 November 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to George Willis Hagner and Evelyn Benedict Hagner. He had two brothers: George and John. Samuel grew up in a Quaker family and attended Oberlin College. He was inducted into the United States Army in January 1944 and trained as a medical corpsman. He went to Europe in December 1944 and joined the 7th Army. His unit were among those who liberated the Dachau concentration camp. After he was discharged from the army he became a psychiatrist.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Letter.
    Extent
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    This collection is arranged as a single series.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by Samuel Hagner on May 22, 1998.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-25 18:01:53
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