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Framed certificate and pictures of J. George Mitnick in uniform

Object | Accession Number: 2006.11.33

Photographic collage of J. George Mitnick with images from his service in the United States Army during World War II. 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.

commemoration:  1942
issue: United States
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ronne Mitnick Hess
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:47:32
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