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Frank Halpern papers

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1996.9

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    Description
    The papers consist of one security clearance certifying that the bearer could attend classified briefing for operation "Market Garden," the Allied invasion of Holland; one photograph of Henry Plitt, an American airman who captured war criminal Julius Streicher; and one document issued to Julius Streicher under an assumed name permitting him to live in Waidring, Austria.
    Date
    inclusive:  1943-1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Frank Halpern
    Collection Creator
    Henry G. Plitt
    Julius Streicher
    Biography
    Major Henry G. Plitt, an American Jew, was raised in N.Y. During World War II, he was a member of the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army, was among the first to parachute into Normandy on D-Day, and was among the first to jump in the Allied invasion of occupied Holland. He was wounded four times and was decorated with the Silver Star and Cluster, the Bronze Star with Cluster and Valor, and a Purple Heart. After the war, he was assigned to capturing Nazi leaders near Berchtesgaden, Germany, and helped to capture Robert Ley. On May 24, 1945, he captured Julius Streicher in Waldring, Germany.
    Julius Streicher was the founder of "Der Stürmer" and Gauleiter of Franconia. He was sentenced to death at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg.
    [Encyclopedia of the Holocaust. Vol. 3-4. New York: MacMillan Publishing Company, 1995, pp. 1788.]

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Extent
    1 folder

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    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.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Austria.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The papers were donated to the United Stated Holocaust Memorial Museum by Frank Halpern in 1996. Frank is the son-in-law of Henry Plitt.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 14:22:09
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