Dr. John D. Singer correspondence
The Dr. John D. Singer correspondence consists of letters sent from John D. Singer, M.D., during the period when he served in Europe with the United States Army, Third Army, 773rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, as a surgeon and commanding medical officer, 1944-1945. The letters, addressed to his wife Genise in Illinois, describe various experiences, including the first post-liberation Jewish new year's celebration at a synagogue in Nancy, France, in September 1944; and his experiences visiting and working as a doctor at the newly-liberated camp of Buchenwald in April 1945. Collection also contains photographs of Singer in his army uniform, photocopied documents pertaining to his military service, samples of German propaganda leaflets directed at Allied forces, and a report from the 773rd Tank Battalion, September 1944, summarizing their landing at Normandy in August 1944, and subsequent engagements with German forces.
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