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Ralph M. Kopansky collection

Collection
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.
Date
1943-1963
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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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