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Jack Cherniss papers

Document | Accession Number: 2017.663.1

The collection primarily consists of letters written by Jewish American soldier Jack Cherniss to his wife Shirley while he was serving in the United States Army during World War II. His frequent letters describe his training in the United States and his deployment overseas in December 1944. Significant letters include one from 11 January 1945 describing an altercation with an antisemitic fellow soldier, and his letter from 27 April 1945 contains his account of the Buchenwald concentration camp shortly after liberation. Also included are administrative papers regarding his military career and one photograph of Jack, his wife Shirley, and his daughters Marcia and Sandra.

inclusive:  1944-1945
2 boxes
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Marcia Marcus
Record last modified: 2023-02-24 14:32:08
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