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Instructional leaflet for Allied prisoners of war and displaced persons

Object | Accession Number: 2005.125.2

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    Brief Narrative
    Leaflet issued by the Allied Forces in four languages to provide guidance to Allied prisoners of war and to displaced persons to help them remain safe and to find assistance in the aftermath of World War II.
    publication/distribution:  approximately 1945-1946
    distribution: Europe
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
    front, English, typed, black ink : Instructions / to Allied Prisoners of war and Displace Persons / Stand fast / Keep off the Roads. Stay where you are. Those who are on the Roads must stop at the next Village. Go to the Burgermeister for Food and Shelter. The American will contact you in a very short / Time and give you definite Instructions. / Keep off the Roads / By Command of the Commanding General.
    interior, left side, French, typed, black ink : Instructions / aux Prisonniers de Guerre et Deportes Allies / Resteƶ sur Place / Ne circuleƶ pas sur les Routes. Resteƶ où / vous êtes. Ceux qui sont déjà sur les Routes / doivent s’arreter au prochain Village. Adresseƶ / vous au Burgmestre pour Obtenir un Logement / et de la nourriture./ Le Autorites Militaires Américaines prendront / contact avec vous a très bref dalai et vous / donneront des Instructions definitives. / Ne Circuleƶ pas sur le routes / Par Ordre du Général Commandant.
    interior, right side, German, typed, black ink : Anordnungen / zu den Alliierten Kriegsgefangnen / und Haftarbeitern / Bleibt wo Ihr seid ! / Benutƶt nicht die Landstraßen. Bleibt wo Ihr/ seid. Diejenigen, die schon unterwegs sind, / müssen im nächsten Dorfe bleiben. Geht ƶum / Bürgermeisteramt, um Unterkunft und Verpfle- / gung ƶu bekommen. / Die Amerikaner warden Euch sehr bald genaue / Instruktionen mitteilen. / bleibt von den Straßen weg! / Auf Befehl des kommandierenden Generals.
    back, Polish, typed, black ink : Prƶepise / do Sojusƶnice Wojenne jence I Robotnice / Zostajete na mieisce / Nie Choƶete na Droge, Zotajete Goƶie we / Jestesci. Te ktore sa Juƶ na Drodƶe musia / Zatrzymywac siew Prƶeslego wscia. Idete u / Burmistrza ktore wam bedsie Powiedƶic gdƶie / Miesƶkac I wam daje Jedƶenie. Za bardƶ krotky cƶas beda Amerikansche wam dac Koniecƶne prƶepise. / Nie chodƶete na Drodƶe! / Prƶes roskaz Generala Kommendujacy

    Physical Details

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    Object Type
    Leaflets (tgm)
    Physical Description
    Bi-folded, rectangular, yellow colored paper with two holes along the upper edge. There are 4 sections of text that repeat the same instructions in English, French, German, and Polish.
    overall: Height: 6.000 inches (15.24 cm) | Width: 8.380 inches (21.285 cm)
    overall : paper, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The postwar leaflet was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005.
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    2023-08-23 15:27:29
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