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Louis Ranciato collection

Document | Accession Number: 2016.114.1

The Louis Ranciato collection includes a journal, photographs, and newspaper clippings relating to Staff Sergeant Louis Ranciato’s experience in the United States Army and as a liberator of the Dachau concentration camp. The journal includes entries and poems recalling his experiences, starting in 1941, and provides a timeline and his comments on the development of the war and returning home. The entries dated May 2-7, 1945 describe his observations of Dachau. The collection also includes photographs of a man believed to be Louis during his time in the military and of Dachau after liberation as well as newspaper clippings about the liberation of Dachau.

Date
creation:  circa 1945
Language
English
Genre/Form
Diaries.
Photographs.
Extent
1 folder
1 oversize box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rosalie Heffernan and Anthony Ranciato
 
Record last modified: 2020-07-14 14:14:37
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