Monte Cassino Commemorative Cross
- Object Type
Medals, Polish (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joan Ringelheim
Monte Cassino Commemorative Cross [Krzyż Pamiątkowy Monte Cassino] awarded to Marcus Rosenzweig, a soldier in the 2nd Polish Corps, British Army, for participation in the Battle of Monte Cassino, as well as Piedimonte and Passo Corno in Italy. This May 1944 victory was the fourth attempt by Allied forces since January 1944 to break through German defenses blocking the advance into Italy.
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Also in Marcus Rosenzweig and Claire Ringelheim families collection
The collection contains military medals and insignia, documents, photograph albums, and publications relating to the experiences of Marcus Rosenzweig and Claire Ringelheim families during the Holocaust.
The Rosenzweig and Ringelheim families papers include biographical materials, correspondence, music, photographs, and restitution files documenting Marcus and Claire Rosen and their families. Rosenzweig family materials document Marcus Rosen’s musical and legal training, military service in the Anders Army, immigration to the United States, marriage to Claire Ringelheim Rosenfeld, and efforts to receive compensation for Holocaust-era suffering and losses. A Rosenzweig family photograph album depicts Marcus Rosen and his family before, during, and after the war, including during his service in the Anders Army. Ringelheim family materials document the time Claire Rosen spent in Italy with her first husband, Henryk Rosenfeld, his death in 1943, her immigration to the United States, her marriage to Marcus Rosen, and her efforts to receive compensation for her family’s real estate and small business losses in Jarosław and Przemyśl during World War II. A Ringelheim family photograph album depicts Claire Rosen, Henryk Rosenfeld, and the Ringelheim family before, during, and after the war, including the time she spent in Pisa with her first husband.
The prayer-book was used for Rosh Hashanah. The black paper covers have impressed designs