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J. George Mitnick collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of artifacts, documents, and photographs relating to the experience of J. George Mitnick before and during his tour of duty as a Captain in the US Army, 65th Infantry Division, in Europe where his unit liberated Ohrdruf concentration camp in Germany and assisted in the liberation of Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria and after the war in the United States.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2006 by Ronne Mitnick Hess, the daughter of J. George Mitnick.
Date
1943-2005
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J. George Mitnick papers

Document | Accession Number: 2005.120.2

Date
approximately 1940-2005  (inclusive)
J. George Mitnick papers

US Army footlocker used by a soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.2

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army footlocker used by a soldier

US Army footlocker used by a soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.3

Geography
issue : United States
Date
1942  (issue)
US Army footlocker used by a soldier

US Army footlocker used by a soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.4

Geography
issue : United States
Date
1942  (issue)
US Army footlocker used by a soldier

Pair of US Army paratrooper boots worn by a soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.5 a-b

Geography
issue : United States
Date
1943 July 26  (manufacture)
Pair of US Army paratrooper boots worn by a soldier

US Army khaki winter overalls worn by a soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.6

Geography
distribution : Quarter Master Depot; Philadelphia (Pa.)
Date
1942 January 09  (manufacture)
US Army khaki winter overalls worn by a soldier

US Army drawstring button bag and buttons used by a soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.7

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army drawstring button bag and buttons used by a soldier

US Army canvas first aid bag used by a soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.8

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army canvas first aid bag used by a soldier

US Army duffel bag used by a soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.9

Geography
manufacture : Philadelphia (Pa.)
Date
1944 June 29  (manufacture)
US Army duffel bag used by a soldier

US Army M1 carbine weapon bag used by a soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.10

Geography
issue : United States
Date
1943  (manufacture)
US Army M1 carbine weapon bag used by a soldier

US Army issued brown shoelaces used by a soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.12 a-b

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army issued brown shoelaces used by a soldier

US Army olive drab knit balaclava used by a soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.13

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army olive drab knit balaclava used by a soldier

US Army olive drab knit balaclava used by a soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.14

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army olive drab knit balaclava used by a soldier

US Army duffel bag used by a soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.15

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army duffel bag used by a soldier

US Army garrison cap with piping and captain's insignia worn by a Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.16

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army garrison cap with piping and captain's insignia worn by a Jewish soldier

US Army garrison cap with black piping and captain's insignia worn by a Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.17

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army garrison cap with black piping and captain's insignia worn by a Jewish soldier

US Army captain's Eisenhower jacket worn by a soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.18

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army captain's Eisenhower jacket worn by a soldier

US Army captain's dress jacket worn by a soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.19 a-b

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army captain's dress jacket worn by a soldier

US Army, 45th Infantry Division, bundle of Class A Thunderbird patches

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.20 a-t

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army, 45th Infantry Division, bundle of Class A Thunderbird patches

US Army, 45th Infantry Division, Class A Thunderbird patch issued to a Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.21

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army, 45th Infantry Division, Class A Thunderbird patch issued to a Jewish soldier

US Army, 45th Infantry Division, Class A Thunderbird patch issued to a Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.22

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army, 45th Infantry Division, Class A Thunderbird patch issued to a Jewish soldier

US Army, 45th Infantry Division, Class A Thunderbird patch issued to a Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.23

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army, 45th Infantry Division, Class A Thunderbird patch issued to a Jewish soldier

US Army, 45th Infantry Division, Class A Thunderbird patch owned by a Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.24

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army, 45th Infantry Division, Class A Thunderbird patch owned by a Jewish soldier

US Army 2nd Lieutenant subdued marking patch issued to a Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.25

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army 2nd Lieutenant subdued marking patch issued to a Jewish soldier

US Army captain's insignia patch worn by a Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.26

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army captain's insignia patch worn by a Jewish soldier

US Army captain's insignia patch worn by a Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.27

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army captain's insignia patch worn by a Jewish soldier

US Army captain's insignia patch worn by a Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.28

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army captain's insignia patch worn by a Jewish soldier

US Army captain's insignia patch worn by a Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.29

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army captain's insignia patch worn by a Jewish soldier

US Army Bronze Star ribbon bar pin awarded to a Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.30

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army Bronze Star ribbon bar pin awarded to a Jewish soldier

US Army M1 combat helmet worn by a Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.31

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army M1 combat helmet worn by a Jewish soldier

US Army commissioned officer's hat and hat box owned by a Jewish soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.32 a-b

Geography
manufacture : Gadsden (Ala.)
Date
approximately 1946  (issue)
US Army commissioned officer's hat and hat box owned by a Jewish soldier

Framed certificate and pictures of J. George Mitnick in uniform

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.33

Geography
issue : United States
Date
1942  (commemoration)
Framed certificate and pictures of J. George Mitnick in uniform

Framed officer's commission for the US Army Reserves

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.34

Geography
issue : United States
Date
1952  (issue)
Framed officer's commission for the US Army Reserves

Photographic collage of J. George Mitnick in uniform

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.35

Geography
issue : United States
Date
1946  (issue)
Photographic collage of J. George Mitnick in uniform

Framed annotated article from the 65th Halbert newsletter saved by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.36

Geography
issue : United States
Date
1987  (publication/distribution)
Framed annotated article from the 65th Halbert newsletter saved by a US soldier

German ceramic pipe with a painted scene of two deer

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.37

Geography
received : Germany
Date
approximately 1945  (received)
German ceramic pipe with a painted scene of two deer

Lt. J. George Mitnick stencil used to label his US Army equipment

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.38

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
Lt. J. George Mitnick stencil used to label his US Army equipment

US Army olive drab canvas bed roll used by a soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.39 a-e

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
US Army olive drab canvas bed roll used by a soldier

Republican Senatorial Medal of Freedom and presentation case awarded to J. George Mitnick

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.40 a-b

Geography
issue : United States
Date
approximately 2000  (issue)
Republican Senatorial Medal of Freedom and presentation case awarded to J. George Mitnick

US Army Bronze Star ribbon awarded to Captain J.G. Mitnick

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.41

Geography
issue : United States
Date
1941-1945  (commemoration)
US Army Bronze Star ribbon awarded to Captain J.G. Mitnick

US Army Bronze Star ribbon awarded to Captain J.G. Mitnick

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.42

Geography
issue : United States
Date
1941-1945  (commemoration)
US Army Bronze Star ribbon awarded to Captain J.G. Mitnick

Framed set of military medals, ribbons, and insignia awarded to US Army Captain J.G. Mitnick

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.43

Geography
issue : United States
Date
1941-1945  (commemoration)
Framed set of military medals, ribbons, and insignia awarded to US Army Captain J.G. Mitnick

Framed shadow box of military medals and ribbons awarded to a US Army Captain

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.44

Geography
issue : United States
Date
1941-1945  (commemoration)
Framed shadow box of military medals and ribbons awarded to a US Army Captain

Framed set of military medals, ribbons and insignia awarded to US Army Captain J.G. Mitnick

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.45

Geography
issue : United States
Date
1941-1945  (commemoration)
Framed set of military medals, ribbons and insignia awarded to US Army Captain J.G. Mitnick

Framed military medals and insignia of US Army Captain J.G. Mitnick

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.46

Geography
issue : United States
Date
1941-1945  (commemoration)
Framed military medals and insignia of US Army Captain J.G. Mitnick

The Stars and Stripes

Document | Accession Number: 2017.574.1

Date
1945 March 19  (publication)
 
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