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Milton L. Shurr collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of an ashtray, binoculars, model airplane, Buchenwald scrip, a hunting knife and sheath, a Walther pistol and sheath, and a watercolor, documents, photographs, and publications relating to the experiences of Milton Shurr, who as a member of the United States 1st Army Displaced Persons Team, arrived to care for prisoners at Buchenwald concentration camp soon after its liberation in April 1945.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1988 by Milton L. Shurr.
Date
1937-1945
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Milton Shurr papers

Document | Accession Number: 1988.112.1

Date
1937-1945

Mein Kampf

Publication | Accession Number: 1988.112.56 a-b

Geography
found : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
publication : Munich (Germany)
Date
1941
1945 April-1945 May

Piston head ashtray made for concentration camp commander found by US military aid worker

Object | Accession Number: 1988.112.59

Geography
found : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
Date
1945 April-1945 May
Piston head ashtray made for concentration camp commander found by US military aid worker

Buchenwald Standort-Kantine camp scrip, 2 Reichsmark, with inscription found by US military aid worker

Object | Accession Number: 1988.112.60

Geography
found : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
Date
1945 April-1945 May

Model Stuka airplane made by liberated concentration camp inmate and given to US military aid worker

Object | Accession Number: 1988.112.61

Geography
received : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
Date
1945 April-1945 May
Model Stuka airplane made by liberated concentration camp inmate and given to US military aid worker

Zeiss Z body binoculars found in a concentration camp by US military aid worker

Object | Accession Number: 1988.112.62

Geography
found : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
Date
1945 April-1945 May
Zeiss Z body binoculars found in a concentration camp by US military aid worker

Watercolor of a mountain and town given to US military aid worker by liberated inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1988.112.63

Geography
creation : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
received : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
Date
1945
1945 April-1945 May

Solingen hunting knife with sheath presented to US military aid worker by liberated inmates

Object | Accession Number: 1988.112.64 a-b

Geography
received : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
manufacture : Solingen (Germany)
Date
1945 April-1945 May
Solingen hunting knife with sheath presented to US military aid worker by liberated inmates

Semi-automatic Walther PPK pistol, holster, and magazines found at a concentration camp by US military aid worker

Object | Accession Number: 1988.112.65 a-d

Geography
found : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
Date
1945 April-1945 May
Semi-automatic Walther PPK pistol, holster, and magazines found at a concentration camp by US military aid worker
 
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