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Ralph M. Kopansky collection

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    Collection Summary
    The collection consists of a camera, camera accessories, tobacco pipes, silk maps, an armband, documents, and photographs relating to the experiences of Ralph Kopansky in the United States Army before, during, and after World War II, including the liberation of Ohrdruf concentration camp, where he carried his Leica camera.
    Provenance
    The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2012 and 2017 by Dr. Terry Kopansky, son of Ralph Kopansky.
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    Captain Ralph Kopansky papers

    Document | Accession Number: 2012.427.1

    Date
    inclusive:  1943-1945

    Leica Standard model E camera used by US soldier and liberator

    Object | Accession Number: 2012.427.2 a-c

    Geography
    manufacture: Wetzlar (Germany)
    use: Ohrdruf (Concentration camp); Ohrdruf (Germany)
    Date
    use:  approximately 1945-1945
    manufacture:  1932 October-1939

    Barling’s briar wood straight billiard pipe used by American soldier and liberator

    Object | Accession Number: 2012.427.3

    Geography
    manufacture: England
    Date
    manufacture:  1930-1945
    use:  approximately 1945
    Barling’s briar wood straight billiard pipe used by American soldier and liberator

    Briar wood bent Dublin pipe used by American soldier and liberator

    Object | Accession Number: 2012.427.4

    Geography
    use: Europe
    Date
    use:  approximately 1945
    Briar wood bent Dublin pipe used by American soldier and liberator

    Silk escape map of France owned by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2012.427.5

    Geography
    publication: London (England)
    Date
    publication:  1944 March
    Silk escape map of France owned by a US soldier

    Two-sided silk escape map of Western Europe owned by US soldier and liberator

    Object | Accession Number: 2012.427.6

    Geography
    publication: Leeds (England)
    Date
    publication:  1943
    Two-sided silk escape map of Western Europe owned by US soldier and liberator

    Red armband with swastika acquired by American soldier and liberator

    Object | Accession Number: 2012.427.7

    Date
    acquired:  approximately 1945
    Red armband with swastika acquired by American soldier and liberator
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    2022-07-28 18:30:43
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