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Armband with embroidered red cross used by US Army medic

Object | Accession Number: 2005.416.3

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Armband that belonged to Irving H. Rosenberg, who served in the United States Army in Europe during World War II. Rosenberg was a medic with the 46th Armored Medical Battalion, attached to the 4th Armored Division, which, in 1945, liberated Ohrdruf, a subcamp of Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany.
    Date
    use:  approximately 1943-1946
    Geography
    use: Europe
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lynn Brunskill
    Contributor
    Subject: Irving H. Rosenberg
    Biography
    Irving H. Rosenberg, born in 1908 and from Brooklyn, New York, enlisted in the United States Army in November 1941. He served as a medic in the 46th Armored Medical Battalion, 4th Armored Division, during World War II. Rosenberg was deployed to France in 1944 and saw action in France and Germany. His battalion is known for its role in the Battle of the Bulge and for the liberation of Ohrdruf concentration camp, a subcamp of Buchenwald, in Germany. Rosenberg was wounded in the line of duty during the war and twice commended for his courage and devotion to duty during combat in France in September 1944. Rosenberg is believed to have died in Essex, New Jersey, in the 1980s.

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Identifying Artifacts
    Category
    Armbands
    Object Type
    Armbands (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Rectangular, aged white cloth armband with a large red cross hand stitched in the center front. The back has a vertical seam where the cloth edges are sewn together.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 4.750 inches (12.065 cm) | Width: 6.750 inches (17.145 cm)
    Materials
    overall : cloth, thread

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    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The jacket was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Lynn Brunskill.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-25 18:28:50
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