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French Army ID tag worn by a Jewish Lithuanian emigre soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2004.642.2

Dog tag issued to Owsiez (Alexander) Markon, a Jewish emigre from Lithuania, when he served in the French Army from 1927-29. After Nazi Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, France declared war on Germany. Alexander was recalled to the Army and served ten months on the Maginot Line. Germany invaded France in May 1940. After the surrender of France in June, Alexander was demobilized. He joined his wife, Raya, who had fled to Toulouse, where their son Alain was born in June 1941. The couple applied for US visas and received them in 1942. The family sailed from Lisbon, Portugal, and arrived in America in November 1942.

Date
1929  (issue)
Geography
issue : Paris (France)
Language
French
Classification
Military Insignia
Category
Badges
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Genya Markon
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:06:04
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