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Norman Winiker papers

Document | Accession Number: 2015.464.1

The Norman Winiker papers primarily contain letters from Norman Winiker of the 65th Infantry Division of the United States Army to his parents and two sisters in Brooklyn, New York. The letters were written from different locations in Germany and Austria, and span March 25-August 9, 1945. Topics include fighting at Saarlautern, Germany (now Saarlouis), attitudes of Germans, rounding up German soldiers in Austria, Germany’s surrender, General Patton, prisoners of war, guard duty in Linz, Austria, descriptions of Mauthausen concentration camp and other camps, daily life, and getting an injury. Some of the letters he sent were censored. The collection also includes a photograph of Winiker in front of Mauthausen concentration camp, two annotated postcards from Linz, Austria, and a copy of the publication The Seventy-First Came to Gunskirchen Lager.

Date
1945  (inclusive)
Language
English
Extent
4 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Norman Winiker
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Record last modified: 2018-02-01 09:56:41
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