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Henry Plitt papers

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1990.58 | RG Number: RG-09.068

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    The papers include 55 photographs including images of Major Henry Plitt as a child and as a member of the United States 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment and the liberation of Dachau concentration camp as well as a letter written to Julius Streicher, after his capture, by his wife.
    inclusive:  1941-1945
    Collection Creator
    Henry G. Plitt
    Major Henry G. Plitt, an American Jew, was raised in N.Y. During World War II, he was a member of the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army, was among the first to parachute into Normandy on D-Day, and was among the first to jump in the Allied invasion of occupied Holland. He was wounded four times and was decorated with the Silver Star and Cluster, the Bronze Star with Cluster and Valor, and a Purple Heart. After the war, he was assigned to capturing Nazi leaders near Berchtesgaden, Germany, and helped to capture Robert Ley. On May 24, 1945, he captured Julius Streicher in Waldring, Germany.

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    German English
    1 folder

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    The papers were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by Henry Plitt in 1990.
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