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My Father Henry's Route to America: Trenches, Harlem Hell Fighters, POW, AWOL, Stowaway and Illegal Immigrant

Document | Accession Number: 2016.501.1

Consists of one manuscript, 19 pages, entitled "My Father Henry's Route to America: Trenches, Harlem Hell Fighters, POW, AWOL, Stowaway and Illegal Immigrant" by Dr. Rudolph (Rudy Keimowitz). The manuscript includes information about Henry Keimowitz's childhood in Hungary, time in the Hungarian Army during World War I, capture and imprisonment by the Harlem Hellfighters during the Battle of Verdun, experience as a POW in France, and his illegal immigration to the United States as a stowaway around 1922. He married and started a family in the United States, and, during World War II, was investigated as an enemy alien and potential spy. The manuscript includes passages of Harry Keimowitz's oral history, recorded at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1988. Also includes copyprint portraits of Keimowitz's family members and photocopies of military and naturalization documents.

Date
2016  (publication/distribution)
Language
English
Extent
1 manuscript.
9 copyprints.
3 photocopies.
Extent
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dr. Rudolph Keimowitz
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Record last modified: 2018-02-06 14:02:11
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