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Rudolph Daniel Sichel collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of over eighty artifacts, including cameras and accessories, military clothing and insignia, correspondence, documents, photographs, and publications relating to the experiences of Rudolph Daniel Sichel in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, London, England, and New York, New York, before the Holocaust, in the United States Army in Europe during the war, including the liberation of Dora-Mittelbau concentration camp, and in New York City after World War II.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2003, 2004, and 2013 by Howard S. Sichel and Linda Sichel Strohmenger, the children of Rudolph Daniel Sichel.
Date
1903-1978
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Rudolph Daniel Sichel papers

Document | Accession Number: 2003.149.1

Date
inclusive:  approximately 1903-1978
bulk:  1934-1952
Rudolph Daniel Sichel papers

Two-sided silk escape map of Western Europe acquired by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.2

Geography
manufacture: Great Britain
Date
received:  after 1944 June-before 1946 June
Two-sided silk escape map of Western Europe acquired by German Jewish US soldier

First lieutenant dress jacket, medals and shirt worn by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.3 a-b

Date
use:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
First lieutenant dress jacket, medals and shirt worn by German Jewish US soldier

Officer's garrison cap worn by a German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.4

Date
use:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
Officer's garrison cap worn by a German Jewish US soldier

Officer's garrison cap worn by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.5

Date
use:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
Officer's garrison cap worn by German Jewish US soldier

Bronze Star Medal and pin set presented to Jewish German US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.6 a-d

Date
commemoration:  after 1944 June-before 1946 July

Bronze Star ribbon bar awarded to a Jewish German US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.7

Date
commemoration:  after 1944 June-before 1946 July
Bronze Star ribbon bar awarded to a Jewish German US soldier

Bronze Star ribbon bar awarded to a Jewish German US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.8

Date
commemoration:  after 1944 June-before 1946 July
Bronze Star ribbon bar awarded to a Jewish German US soldier

Ribbon bar with 3 campaign ribbons issued to a Jewish German US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.9

Date
commemoration:  1939-1945
Ribbon bar with 3 campaign ribbons issued to a Jewish German US soldier

Great Seal of US lapel pin worn by a Jewish German US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.10 a-c

Geography
manufacture: Attleboro (Mass.)
Date
use:  after 1943 April-before 1946 July
Great Seal of US lapel pin worn by a Jewish German US soldier

Great Seal of US lapel pin worn by a Jewish German US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.11 a-c

Geography
manufacture: Attleboro (Mass.)
Date
use:  after 1943 April-before 1946 July
Great Seal of US lapel pin worn by a Jewish German US soldier

Great Seal of US lapel pin worn by a Jewish German US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.12 a-c

Geography
manufacture: United States
Date
use:  after 1943 April-before 1946 July
Great Seal of US lapel pin worn by a Jewish German US soldier

Great Seal of US lapel pin worn by a Jewish German US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.13 a-c

Geography
manufacture: United States
Date
use:  after 1943 April-before 1946 July
Great Seal of US lapel pin worn by a Jewish German US soldier

2nd Lieutenant's insignia pin worn by a Jewish German US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.14

Date
use:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
2nd Lieutenant's insignia pin worn by a Jewish German US soldier

2nd Lieutenant's insignia pin worn by a Jewish German US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.15

Date
use:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
2nd Lieutenant's insignia pin worn by a Jewish German US soldier

Second Lieutenant's insignia pin worn by a Jewish German US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.16

Geography
manufacture: London (England)
Date
use:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
Second Lieutenant's insignia pin worn by a Jewish German US soldier

Second Lieutenant's bullion patch worn by a Jewish German US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.17

Date
use:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
Second Lieutenant's bullion patch worn by a Jewish German US soldier

Second Lieutenant's bullion patch worn by a Jewish German US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.18

Date
use:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
Second Lieutenant's bullion patch worn by a Jewish German US soldier

Second Lieutenant's bullion patch worn by a Jewish German US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.19

Date
use:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
Second Lieutenant's bullion patch worn by a Jewish German US soldier

Good Conduct medal and ribbon issued to a German Jewish German US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.20

Date
commemoration:  after 1944 June-before 1946 July
Good Conduct medal and ribbon issued to a German Jewish German US soldier

Infantry service lapel pin worn by a German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.21 a-c

Date
use:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
Infantry service lapel pin worn by a German Jewish US soldier

Infantry service lapel pin worn by a German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.22 a-c

Geography
manufacture: Attleboro (Mass.)
Date
use:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
Infantry service lapel pin worn by a German Jewish US soldier

Infantry service lapel pin worn by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.23 a-b

Geography
manufacture: Attleboro (Mass.)
Date
use:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
Infantry service lapel pin worn by German Jewish US soldier

Infantry service lapel pin worn by a German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.24

Date
use:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
Infantry service lapel pin worn by a German Jewish US soldier

Infantry service lapel pin worn by a German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.25

Date
use:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
Infantry service lapel pin worn by a German Jewish US soldier

Infantry service lapel pin worn by a German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.26.1 a-c

Geography
manufacture: Attleboro (Mass.)
Date
received:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
Infantry service lapel pin worn by a German Jewish US soldier

Infantry service lapel pin from a pair received by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.26.2 a-c

Geography
manufacture: Attleboro (Mass.)
Date
received:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
Infantry service lapel pin from a pair received by German Jewish US soldier

U.S. lapel pin worn by a German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.27 a-b

Geography
manufacture: East Providence (R.I.)
Date
use:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
U.S. lapel pin worn by a German Jewish US soldier

U.S. lapel pin worn by a German Jewish German US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.28 a-b

Date
use:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
U.S. lapel pin worn by a German Jewish German US soldier

Copper colored U.S. lapel pin received by a German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.29.1 a-b

Geography
manufacture: East Providence (R.I.)
Date
received:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
Copper colored U.S. lapel pin received by a German Jewish US soldier

U.S. lapel pin from a pair owned by a German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.29.2 a-c

Geography
manufacture: East Providence (R.I.)
Date
received:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
U.S. lapel pin from a pair owned by a German Jewish US soldier

Copper colored U.S. lapel pin owned by a German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.30.1 a-c

Geography
manufacture: East Providence (R.I.)
Date
received:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
Copper colored U.S. lapel pin owned by a German Jewish US soldier

U.S. lapel pin received by a German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.30.2 a-c

Geography
manufacture: East Providence (R.I.)
Date
received:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
U.S. lapel pin received by a German Jewish US soldier

U.S. lapel pin received by a German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.31.1 a-c

Geography
manufacture: East Providence (R.I.)
Date
received:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
U.S. lapel pin received by a German Jewish US soldier

Copper colored U.S. lapel pin received by a German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.31.2 a-c

Geography
manufacture: East Providence (R.I.)
Date
received:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June
Copper colored U.S. lapel pin received by a German Jewish US soldier

Rolleiflex Model 611 camera, case, and filter used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.32 a-b

Geography
manufacture: Braunschweig (Germany)
Date
manufacture:  1929 January-1929 July

Accessories catalog for Plaubel Makina II camera used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.33

Geography
publication: Braunschweig (Germany)
Date
publication/distribution:  approximately 1933-approximately 1939

Manual for Plaubel Rollfilm-Kassette film holder used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.34

Geography
publication: Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Date
undated: 

Manual for Plaubel Makina II camera used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.35

Geography
publication: Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Date
publication/distribution:  approximately 1933-approximately 1939

Plaubel R O,1 clear camera lens and case used by German Jewish German US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.36 a-b

Geography
manufacture: Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Date
manufacture:  approximately 1933-approximately 1939
Plaubel R O,1 clear camera lens and case used by German Jewish German US soldier

Plaubel yellow camera filter and case used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.37 a-b

Geography
manufacture: Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Date
manufacture:  approximately 1933-approximately 1939
Plaubel yellow camera filter and case used by German Jewish US soldier

Plaubel camera lens hood with green filter and case used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.38 a-b

Geography
manufacture: Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Date
manufacture:  approximately 1933-approximately 1939
Plaubel camera lens hood with green filter and case used by German Jewish US soldier

Zeiss Ikon camera filter, case, and box used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.39 a-d

Geography
manufacture: Germany
Date
manufacture:  approximately 1926-approximately 1945
Zeiss Ikon camera filter, case, and box used by German Jewish US soldier

Ce-Nei yellow camera filter and carton used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.40 a-b

Geography
manufacture: Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Date
manufacture:  approximately 1930-approximately 1939
Ce-Nei yellow camera filter and carton used by German Jewish US soldier

Verax camera 3 filter set and carton used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.41 a-d

Geography
manufacture: Dresden (Germany)
Date
manufacture:  approximately 1918-approximately 1926
Verax camera 3 filter set and carton used by German Jewish US soldier

Four Plaubel color camera filters, lens, and case used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.42 a-g

Geography
manufacture: Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Date
manufacture:  approximately 1933-approximately 1939
Four Plaubel color camera filters, lens, and case used by German Jewish US soldier

Horvex light meter, case, and notes used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.43 a-c

Geography
manufacture: Germany
Date
manufacture:  approximately 1938
Horvex light meter, case, and notes used by German Jewish US soldier

Magnifying lens for a camera used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.44

Date
undated: 
Magnifying lens for a camera used by German Jewish US soldier

Double lens cap for twin reflex camera used by a German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.45

Date
undated: 
Double lens cap for twin reflex camera used by a German Jewish US soldier

Small metal case with 9 pencil leads used by a German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.46 a-k

Date
undated: 
Small metal case with 9 pencil leads used by a German Jewish US soldier

Agfa metal film canister used by a German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.47 a-b

Geography
manufacture: Berlin (Germany)
Date
manufacture:  1946 May
Agfa metal film canister used by a German Jewish US soldier

Agfa metal film canister used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.48 a-b

Geography
manufacture: Berlin (Germany)
Date
manufacture:  1946 May
Agfa metal film canister used by German Jewish US soldier

Agfa metal film canister used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.49 a-b

Geography
manufacture: Berlin (Germany)
Date
manufacture:  1946 May
Agfa metal film canister used by German Jewish US soldier

Justophot light meter and suede pouch used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.50 a-b

Geography
manufacture: Vienna (Austria)
Date
manufacture:  approximately 1927
Justophot light meter and suede pouch used by German Jewish US soldier

Camera accessory with knobs owned by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.51

Date
undated: 
Camera accessory with knobs owned by German Jewish US soldier

Autoknips Model I automatic timer for camera used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.52

Geography
manufacture: Hamburg (Germany)
Date
manufacture:  after 1922-before 1929
Autoknips Model I automatic timer for camera used by German Jewish US soldier

Cut film holder for Plaubel camera used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.53

Geography
manufacture: Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Date
manufacture:  approximately 1933-1939
Cut film holder for Plaubel camera used by German Jewish US soldier

Cut film holder for Plaubel camera used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.54

Geography
manufacture: Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Date
manufacture:  approximately 1933-1939
Cut film holder for Plaubel camera used by German Jewish US soldier

Depth of field scale plate for Plaubel camera used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.55

Geography
manufacture: Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Date
manufacture:  approximately 1933-1939
Depth of field scale plate for Plaubel camera used by German Jewish US soldier

Depth of field scale plate for Plaubel camera used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.56

Geography
manufacture: Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Date
manufacture:  approximately 1933-1939
Depth of field scale plate for Plaubel camera used by German Jewish US soldier

Metal viewfinder mask for camera used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.57

Date
undated: 
Metal viewfinder mask for camera used by German Jewish US soldier

Hooded ground glass focusing back for camera used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.58

Date
undated: 
Hooded ground glass focusing back for camera used by German Jewish US soldier

Hinged pack film holder used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.59

Date
undated: 
Hinged pack film holder used by German Jewish US soldier

H. Moser & Cie silver pocket watch with chain owned by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.60

Geography
manufacture: Switzerland
Date
received:  after 1920-before 1939
H. Moser & Cie silver pocket watch with chain owned by German Jewish US soldier

Art Deco silver pocket watch owned by German Jewish US emigre and soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.61

Date
received:  after 1920-before 1939
Art Deco silver pocket watch owned by German Jewish US emigre and soldier

Brown leather document wallet used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.62

Date
received:  after 1920-before 1939
Brown leather document wallet used by German Jewish US soldier

Dark brown leather document wallet used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.63

Date
received:  after 1920-before 1939
Dark brown leather document wallet used by German Jewish US soldier

Red-brown leather document wallet used by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.64

Date
use:  approximately 1933-1937
Red-brown leather document wallet used by a German Jewish refugee

Novoris leather wrist watch worn by German Jewish emigre and US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.65

Geography
manufacture: Switzerland
Date
received:  after 1920-before 1939
Novoris leather wrist watch worn by German Jewish emigre and US soldier

Stainless steel wrist watch owned by German Jewish emigre and US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.66

Date
received:  after 1920-before 1939
Stainless steel wrist watch owned by German Jewish emigre and US soldier

Gold ring with engraved initials and date owned by German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.67

Date
commemoration:  1936 July 11
Gold ring with engraved initials and date owned by German Jewish refugee

Pocket knife with yellow plastic handle used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.68

Date
received:  after 1920-before 1939
Pocket knife with yellow plastic handle used by German Jewish US soldier

Reusable embossed cigarette lighter used by German Jewish German US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.69

Geography
manufacture: France
Date
received:  approximately 1926-before 1946
manufacture:  after 1926-before 1946
Reusable embossed cigarette lighter used by German Jewish German US soldier

Unused forced labor badge, yellow and purple P, acquired by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.70

Date
received:  after 1944 July-before 1946 June

Blue, white, and red striped patch with Cross of Lorraine acquired by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.71

Date
received:  after 1944 July-before 1946 June

Blue, white, and red striped patch with Cross of Lorraine acquired by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.72

Date
received:  after 1944 July-before 1946 June

Wehrmacht silver bullion eagle insignia patch acquired by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.73

Geography
issue: Germany
Date
received:  after 1944 July-before 1946 June

Luftwaffe paratrooper badge with gold diving eagle acquired by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.74

Geography
issue: Germany
Date
received:  after 1944 July-before 1946 June

Ribbon bar for Annexation of the Sudetenland acquired by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.75

Geography
issue: Germany
Date
commemoration:  1938 October 01
received:  after 1944 July-before 1946 June
Ribbon bar for Annexation of the Sudetenland acquired by German Jewish US soldier

Ribbon bar award for construction of the German West Wall acquired by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.76

Geography
issue: Germany
Date
commemoration:  after 1937-before 1940 May
received:  after 1944 July-before 1946 June
Ribbon bar award for construction of the German West Wall acquired by German Jewish US soldier

Iron Cross, 1st class, medal from WWII acquired by a Jewish German emigre and US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.77

Geography
issue: Germany
Date
commemoration:  1939
received:  after 1944 July-before 1946 June
Iron Cross, 1st class, medal from WWII acquired by a Jewish German emigre and US soldier

German Eastern Front medal red, blue, and white striped ribbon acquired by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.78

Geography
issue: Germany
Date
commemoration:  1941 November 15-1942 April 15
received:  after 1944 July-before 1946 June

Handkerchief embroidered with US and French flags acquired by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.79

Date
received:  after 1944 July-before 1946 June

Military protractor with map coordinators used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.80

Geography
manufacture: Arlington (N.J.)
Date
use:  after 1944 July-before 1946 June
Military protractor with map coordinators used by German Jewish US soldier

U.S. Army M2 clear plastic map template grid used by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.81

Geography
manufacture: South Orange (N.J.)
Date
use:  after 1944 July-before 1946 June
U.S. Army M2 clear plastic map template grid used by German Jewish US soldier

U.S. Infantry service lapel pin worn by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.82

Geography
manufacture: East Providence (R.I.)
Date
received:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June

U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant's insignia pin worn by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.83

Date
received:  1945 May 09-approximately 1946 June

Watercolor of a POW camp owned by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.84

Geography
depiction: Natternberg (Prisoner of war camp); Deggendorf (Germany)
Date
creation:  1945
Watercolor of a POW camp owned by German Jewish US soldier

Felmore Art Deco cigarette case owned by German Jewish emigre and US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.85

Date
manufacture:  approximately 1930
Felmore Art Deco cigarette case owned by German Jewish emigre and US soldier

Engraved cigarette case given to a German Jewish emigre

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.86

Geography
received: London (England)
manufacture: Birmingham (England)
Date
received:  1936
manufacture:  1931 May-1932 April
Engraved cigarette case given to a German Jewish emigre

US Army 104th Infantry shoulder sleeve Timberwolf patch worn by a soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.87

Geography
manufacture: United States
Date
use:  after 1943 April-before 1946 July
US Army 104th Infantry shoulder sleeve Timberwolf patch worn by a soldier

World War II Victory ribbon bar awarded to German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.88

Date
commemoration:  1941-1945
World War II Victory ribbon bar awarded to German Jewish US soldier

Replacement watch crystal in packaging owned by German Jewish US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2003.149.89 a-b

Geography
manufacture: Zurich (Switzerland)
Date
manufacture:  approximately 1942
Replacement watch crystal in packaging owned by German Jewish US soldier
 
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