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Andy Murray Coffey letter and photographs relating to the liberation of Ohrdruf

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1994.A.0169 | RG Number: RG-09.040

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    Description
    Andy Murray Coffey's collection relates to the liberation of Ohrdruf. The collection includes: photocopies of photographs taken by Andy Murray Coffey and H.L. Jamis of dead inmates who died of abuse suffered while engaged in slave labor and of dead inmates being buried by American soldiers and Germans who lived near Ohrdruf; and a letter describing Coffey's recollections about Ohrdruf, the Germans who lived near the camp, and General Patton's order forcing German citizens to view the camp and bury its dead.
    Date
    inclusive:  1945-1993
    Collection Creator
    Andy M. Coffey
    Biography
    Andy Murray Coffey served as a staff sergeant of an anti-tank company attached to the 354th Infantry Regiment of the 89th U.S. Infantry Division, Third Army, during World War II. He witnessed the events at Ohrdruf concentration camp shortly after liberation in Apr. 1945.

    Physical Details

    Genre/Form
    Photographs. Letters.
    Extent
    1 folder

    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
    Andy Coffey donated his letter and photocopies of his photographs to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives in Feb. 1993.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 14:01:37
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