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Herman Schwartz photograph collection

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    The Herman Schwartz photograph collection consists of four photographs of corpses at Dachau concentration camp at liberation and one photograph of three liberated Jewish prisoners at Dachau showing the tattoo marks on their arms.
    creation:  1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Herman Schwartz
    Collection Creator
    Herman Schwartz
    Herman Benjamin Schwartz was born on January 9, 1918, to Morris and Elizabeth Izerte Schwartz in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents were Jewish. His father was born in 1887 in the Russian Empire and later immigrated to America. His mother was born in 1892 in Germany and arrived in America by 1910. She and Morris married in 1914. Morris had two older brothers: Isidore (1914-2006) and David (1916-1988.) On October 31, 1918, when Herman was ten months old, his father died of pneumonia following influenza during the Spanish flu epidemic. By 1920, the family was living in Trenton, New Jersey. His mother later remarried Jacob Fritz. Herman had at least one half-sibling. Jacob passed away by 1930. Herman was an accountant.

    In December 1941, the United States entered the war. Herman enlisted in the US Army on August 22, 1942. He was a private in the Warrant Officers Branch when he deployed to Europe. He served in combat in France and Germany. He was at Dachau concentration camp in Germany soon after its liberation on April 29, 1945. At the end of the war in May 1945, Herman was a First Lieutenant.

    He married Elva Sylvia Deutchman (1924-2010). The couple resided in Trenton and had three sons. Herman, 82, passed away on August 22, 2000.

    Physical Details

    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The Herman Schwartz photograph collection is arranged in a single series.

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    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Administrative Notes

    Herman Schwartz donated the Herman Schwartz photograph collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1989.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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