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Brown button with the US Navy seal

Object | Accession Number: 2005.416.16

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    Brown button with the US Navy seal


    Brief Narrative
    Button that may have belonged to Irving H. Rosenberg who served in the United States Army during World War II. Rosenberg was 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.
    use:  approximately 1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lynn Brunskill
    Subject: Irving H. Rosenberg
    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

    Tools and Equipment
    Object Type
    Buttons (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Circular, dark brown colored plastic button with the US Navy seal embossed on the front. The seal depicts an eagle atop of an anchor and holding a wreath of 13 stars in its talons. The back has a metal button loop set into the plastic.
    overall: Height: 1.125 inches (2.858 cm) | Width: 1.125 inches (2.858 cm) | Depth: 0.500 inches (1.27 cm)
    overall : plastic, metal

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    Administrative Notes

    The button was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Lynn Brunskill.
    Record last modified:
    2023-09-27 16:20:43
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