Francis J. McMullen photographs
Consists of nine photographs, a photographic postcard, and six stereographic photographs acquired by, or depicting, Sergeant Francis J. McMullen, donor's father, who served with the 259th Field Artillery Battalion in the United States Army during World War II. The photographs depict Buchenwald concentration camp following liberation, ruins, a downed airplane, and post-surrender scenes in Grossalmerode, Germany. Also includes stereographic photographs from the publication "Der Kampf iim Westen."
circa 1945 April-1945 June
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joan Finnegan
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Also in Joan Finnegan collection
Contains materials donated by Joan Finnegan, documenting her father's experiences as an American soldier during and after the liberation of a concentration camp. Some of these materials may be combined into a single collection in the future.
Photographic print; black and white image of memorial reading “K.L.B.” and “51.000” with two large wreaths, soldier standing on right; verso: handwritten in black ink: ““Buchenwald”/This is the monument they made/the Germans build, to honor the dead /murdered at this camp./51000 died when we got there and the ones/who were living were/so weak they were still/dying at the rate of/25 a day”; dated 1945-1946; Buchenwald, Germany.