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Maurice and Elisabeth La Kerr papers

Document | Accession Number: 2016.287.1

The collection documents Maurice La Kerr’s post-war experiences in Germany and France as a fingerprint analyst with the United States Army. Maurice worked in several capacities including fingerprinting German citizens, identifying the identities of deceased American soldiers, and fingerprinting defendants during the Buchenwald trial in 1947. Included is military paperwork, identification papers, programs, ration cards, booklets, and clippings. Also included is the marriage paperwork for Maurice and Elisabeth Büttenbender along with her immigration and naturalization papers. The photographs depict military life in Germany and France, but also include copies of photographs of the execution of Benito Mussolini in 1945, and the Dachau concentration camp during the Buchenwald Trial in 1947.

Date
1912-1960  (inclusive)
1945-1951  (bulk)
Language
English
German
Genre/Form
Photographs.
Extent
1 folder
1 oversize box
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Margaret Cusick.
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Record last modified: 2017-07-12 14:18:41
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