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

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.38

LT. J. G. MITNICK Stencil used to apply Mitnick’s name to the equipment issued by the United States Army to J. George Mitnick during WWII. Mitnick, a 27 year-old Jewish American, served as a captain in the 65th Infantry Division, European Theater and in the Chemical Warfare Service, 91st Chemical Mortar Battalion, 45th infantry division. His unit took control of the Ohrdruf concentration camp in April 1945; nearly all the inhabitants were dead, killed by the departing German troops. This was the first concentration camp liberated by US troops and descriptions of the conditions horrified the world. Mitnick’s unit continued on into Austria and was involved with the liberation of Mauthausen concentration camp. Captain Mitnick was awarded two Bronze Stars for his service.

Date
approximately 1944  (issue)
Geography
issue : United States
Language
English
Category
Marking devices
Object Type
Stencils (tgm)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ronne Mitnick Hess
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:24:22
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