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Charles Scherz Buchenwald liberation photographs

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    Consists of two photographs taken upon the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp. One depicts a building in Buchenwald with a sign asking war correspondents to go to the press room for assistance and one depicts Allied liberators walking towards the entrance of Buchenwald, on which is hung a banner regarding the triumph of anti-fascism. The photographs are from the collection of Charles (Jeff) Scherz, who liberated the camp with Patton's Third Army.
    creation:  1945
    Collection Creator
    Charles (Jeff) Scherz
    Charles (Jeff) Scherz (1923-2012) was born August 31, 1923 in Rome, New York and grew up in West Leyden. He joined the US Army in December 1942. He landed on the Normandy beaches on D-Day and participated in the liberation of Paris, the Battle of the Bulge, and the liberation of Buchenwald.

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    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The Charles Scherz Buchenwald liberation photographs are arranged as a single file.

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    To the best of the Museum's knowledge, there are no known copyright restrictions on the material(s) in this collection, or the material is in the public domain. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material.

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    Administrative Notes

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles Scherz donated the Charles Scherz Buchenwald liberation photographs to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2009.
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