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Pilsen Liberation photographs

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2003.332

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    Overview

    Description
    Consists of black-and-white photographs of the liberation of Pilsen (Plzeň), Czechoslovakia and the arrival of the United States Army to the city. Pilsen was liberated on May 6, 1945 by the 16th Armored Division of General Patton's 3rd Army as well as by elements of the 97th and 2nd Infantry Divisions supported by the Polish Holy Cross Mountains Brigade. Elements of the 3rd Army, as well as units from the 1st Army, remained in Plzeň until late November 1945. Images depict parades, memorials, Czech president Edvard Beneš, General George Patton, war damage, soldiers in uniform, and Czechoslovakians in traditional dress. The collection also includes two copies of a portrait of Oscar Lowy (1915-1992, donor’s father), who fought in the Czech brigade from Pilsen of the British Army, and a 1990 clipping describing a memorial event.
    Date
    creation:  circa 1945-1990
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Michlean Amir
    Collection Creator
    Oscar Lowy
    Biography
    Oscar Lowy (1915-1992), father of donor Michlean Amir, fought in the British Army’s Czech brigade from Pilsen.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English Czech
    Genre/Form
    Photographs.
    Extent
    3 folders
    System of Arrangement
    The Pilsen liberation photographs are 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.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Plzeň (Czech Republic)

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Michlean Amir donated the Pilsen liberation photographs to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2003. A four photograph accretion to the collection was added on December 19, 2003.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 14:06:56
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