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Allied bombings of Dresden collection

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    Consists of six photographs of the aftermath of the Allied bombings of Dresden, Germany, in February 1945, specifically the mass burning of victims of the bombings, as well as one official Nazi report, one page, dated March 22, 1945, describing the bombings and giving the number of bombs, the number of victims, and the damage done to the city. Also includes one handwritten poem, in English. The collection presumably belonged to Robert Lunow, a native German and the bookbinder of the Folger Shakespeare Library from 1948 until his death in 1971. These items were found in the bindery in May 1972.

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    Photographs. Poems.
    1 folder

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    The Folger Shakespeare Library discovered this collection in their files in an envelope marked "Found in Bindery, May 1972." They surmised that the collection belonged to a deceased staff member, a native German named Robert Lunow, who was the bookbinder at the Folger from 1948-1971. Richard Kuhta, the Eric J. Weinmann Librarian of the Folger Shakespeare Library, donated the collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on Jan. 4, 2007, with the assistance of the Head of Collection Information Services of the Folger, Jim Kuhn.
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