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Capt. Guthrie J. Smith liberation collection

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    Overview

    Description
    The collection consists of 15 photographs, taken by Capt. Guthrie J. Smith, of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp, as well as photographs of his fellow soldiers in the United States Army. Also included is a copy of his memoir, entitled "Dachau Concentration Camp," by Capt. Smith, in which he details a brief history of the camp and his experiences in the United States Army and as a liberator. The memoir contains copies of documents and photographs.
    Date
    inclusive:  1944-1945
    Collection Creator
    Guthrie Smith
    Biography
    Guthrie J. Smith was inducted into the United States Army on March 30, 1943 and received a battlefield commission as 2nd Lieutenant on January 25, 1945. He served in the 100th counterintelligence corps of the 100th infantry division of the 7th Army. He later rose to the rank of captain. Guthrie was among the American soldiers who liberated the Dachau concentration camp in April 1945. After he was discharged, Guthrie became involved with local politics in Fayette, Alabama.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is 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

    Personal Name
    Smith, Guthrie J.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Captain Guthrie Smith donated his collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on Aug. 9, 2004.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-25 18:01:53
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