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George A. Silver collection

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    Photographs, maps, propaganda leaflets, booklets, and ephemera, related to the military career during World War II of George A. Silver, including his service in the U.S. Army in the North African and Italian theatres, 1943-1945, as well as the liberation of Dachau concentration camp. Included are a book plate from the library of Adolf Hitler, Allied and German propaganda leaflets, and information provided to American soldiers in occupied Germany after the war. Also contains material documenting Silver's attendance at the International Liberators' Conference, hosted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Council in Washington, DC, 1981.
    inclusive:  1943-1981
    bulk:  1943-1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jane Silver
    Collection Creator
    George A. Silver
    George A. Silver (1913-2005) began his career in medicine while serving in the medical corps of the United States Army during World War II, where he saw action in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany, including helping with the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp in 1945. Following his military career, he served a chief of the Social Medicine Division of Montefiore Hospital (1951-1955), as Deputy Assistant Secretary for health and scientific affairs in the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (1965-1968), and following that, as a professor on the faculty of public health at Yale University Medical School.

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    System of Arrangement
    Items are arranged in alphabetical order, by document type, and then by title of contents.

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    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Jane Silver donated the George A. Silver collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2013.
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