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Blue box with italicized initials G.N.M.L., Berlin, that belonged to a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2005.416.24

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Box that may have belonged to Irving H. Rosenberg who served in the United States Army 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
    unavailable: 
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lynn Brunskill
    Markings
    top, ornate, then block text in gold ink : G.N.M.L. / BERLIN.
    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

    Language
    English
    Classification
    Containers
    Category
    Boxes
    Object Type
    Jewelry boxes (aat)
    Physical Description
    Square cardboard box with rounded corners, covered with blue colored paper textured to look like leather. There is gold text pressed on top center, and an inset square indentation. The lid is attached with a metal hinge on the back. There is a metal push button release on the bottom front section. The interior is padded and lined with light blue velvety cloth. Cloth covers the hinge.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 0.750 inches (1.905 cm) | Width: 3.000 inches (7.62 cm) | Depth: 3.125 inches (7.938 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, metal, cloth

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The box was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Lynn Brunskill.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-28 10:29:44
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