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Jack Caminer photographs

Document | Accession Number: 2004.177

Consists of photographs taken by Jack Caminer [donor], a member of the United States Armed Forces, in the spring of 1945 as his unit traveled through Germany and Austria. Many of the photographs are of the destruction in Nuremberg. Includes one photograph of the donor, described as"Crossing the Rhine; 29 March 1945", taken during the holiday of Pesach. Also includes photographs of Jack Caminer (originally Hans Wolfgang Caminer) as a child in Berlin with various family members. His paternal grandfather, Max Lang, who appears in the photographs, perished of natural causes in Theresienstadt. Also includes the death certificate for Max Lang, noting that he perished in Theresienstadt, and a photocopy of a brochure issued by a group of Jewish families after a rumor began to spread that no Jewish soldiers fought in World War I. The brochure lists families, including the Caminers, in which more than one son fought for Germany.

40 photographs.
8 photographic album pages.
2 documents.
4 folders
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Record last modified: 2017-05-30 10:42:32
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