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    Collection Summary
    The collection consists of artifacts: badges, foreign currency, a jacket, maps, posters, documents, photographs, and publications relating to the experiences of James Edward Kirkebo in the United States Army in Europe during World War II, including the liberation of Gusen and Mauthausen concentration camps.
    Provenance
    The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2013 by Jamie Kirkebo, on behalf of the Estate of his father, James Edward Kirkebo.
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    James Edward Kirkebo papers

    Document | Accession Number: 2013.442.1


    Infantry tank officer’s field jacket with several ribbon bars and pins worn by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.2

    Geography
    manufacture: Philadelphia (Pa.)
    Date
    use:  approximately 1944 November-approximately 1945
    manufacture:  approximately 1944
    commemoration:  1939-1945

    US Combat Infantryman Badge in silver bullion awarded to a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.3

    Date
    use:  1944-1945
    commemoration:  1939-1945
    issue:  after 1943 October 07

    US Army 11th Armored Division shoulder sleeve insignia patch issued to a soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.4

    Date
    use:  1942 August-1945 August

    US Army 9th Armored Division shoulder sleeve insignia patch issued to a soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.5

    Date
    issue:  1945 September-1945 October

    US Army 9th Armored Division shoulder sleeve insignia patch issued to a soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.6

    Date
    use:  1945 September-1945 October

    US Army 9th Armored Division shoulder sleeve insignia patch issued to a soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.7

    Date
    issue:  1945 September-1945 October

    Small poster issued to US troops to discourage socializing with Germans received by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.8

    Geography
    depiction: Mauthausen (Concentration Camp); Mauthausen (Austria)
    Date
    creation:  1945 May
    received:  1945 May 08-1945 June 09

    11th Armored Division double sided poster of news reports received by a soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.9

    Geography
    publication: Salzburg (Austria)
    Date
    commemoration:  1945 January 28-1945 May 28
    issue:  approximately 1945 June
    received:  approximately 1945 June

    Two-sided 11th Armored Division, US Army, after action poster of battle events received by a soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.10

    Date
    depiction:  1945 April 01-1945 May 09
    publication/distribution:  1945 June 15

    Two-sided Company B, 11th Armored Division, US Army, poster depicting the advance through Europe received by a soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.11

    Date
    received:  1945 June
    creation:  1945 June

    Two-sided Company B, 11th Armored Division, US Army, poster depicting the advance through Europe received by a soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.12

    Date
    received:  1945 June
    creation:  1945 June

    British India, one rupee note, inscribed and acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.13

    Geography
    issue: India
    Date
    issue:  1940 July 24
    issue:  1940
    British India, one rupee note, inscribed and acquired by a US soldier

    Allied Military Authority currency, 10 sen, B series, for use in Japan, acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.14

    Geography
    issue: Japan
    Date
    issue:  1945 September-1958
    Allied Military Authority currency, 10 sen, B series, for use in Japan, acquired by a US soldier

    Allied Military Authority currency, 50 sen, B series, for use in Japan, acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.15

    Geography
    issue: Japan
    Date
    issue:  1945 September-1958
    Allied Military Authority currency, 50 sen, B series, for use in Japan, acquired by a US soldier

    Allied Military Authority currency, 2 francs, for use in France, acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.16

    Geography
    issue: France
    Date
    issue:  1944
    Allied Military Authority currency, 2 francs, for use in France, acquired by a US soldier

    Allied Military Authority currency, 10 francs, for use in France, acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.17

    Geography
    issue: France
    Date
    issue:  1944
    Allied Military Authority currency, 10 francs, for use in France, acquired by a US soldier

    Allied Military Authority currency, 5 francs, for use in France, acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.18

    Geography
    issue: France
    Date
    issue:  1944
    Allied Military Authority currency, 5 francs, for use in France, acquired by a US soldier

    Allied Military Authority currency, 2 francs, for use in France, acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.19

    Geography
    issue: France
    Date
    issue:  1944
    Allied Military Authority currency, 2 francs, for use in France, acquired by a US soldier

    Allied Military Authority currency, 2 francs, for use in France, acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.20

    Geography
    issue: France
    Date
    issue:  1944
    Allied Military Authority currency, 2 francs, for use in France, acquired by a US soldier

    Allied Military Authority currency, 1 schilling, for use in Austria, acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.21

    Geography
    issue: Austria
    Date
    issue:  1944
    Allied Military Authority currency, 1 schilling, for use in Austria, acquired by a US soldier

    Allied Military Authority currency, 1 schilling, for use in Austria, acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.22

    Geography
    issue: Austria
    Date
    issue:  1944
    Allied Military Authority currency, 1 schilling, for use in Austria, acquired by a US soldier

    Nazi Germany, 5 mark note, acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.23

    Geography
    issue: Berlin (Germany)
    Date
    issue:  after 1939 June 15-before 1942 August 01
    Nazi Germany, 5 mark note, acquired by a US soldier

    Nazi Germany, 5 mark note, acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.24

    Geography
    issue: Berlin (Germany)
    Date
    issue:  after 1939 June 15-before 1942 August 01
    Nazi Germany, 5 mark note, acquired by a US soldier

    Nazi Germany, 5 mark note, acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.25

    Geography
    issue: Berlin (Germany)
    Date
    issue:  after 1939 June 15-before 1942 August 01
    Nazi Germany, 5 mark note, acquired by a US soldier

    Imperial Germany Reichsbanknote, 100 mark, acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.26

    Geography
    issue: Berlin (Germany)
    Date
    issue:  after 1908 February 07
    Imperial Germany Reichsbanknote, 100 mark, acquired by a US soldier

    Allied Military Authority currency, 1 mark, for use in Germany, acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.27

    Geography
    issue: Germany
    Date
    issue:  1944
    Allied Military Authority currency, 1 mark, for use in Germany, acquired by a US soldier

    Nazi Germany, 2 Rentenmark note acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.28

    Geography
    issue: Germany
    Date
    issue:  approximately 1937 January 30
    Nazi Germany, 2 Rentenmark note acquired by a US soldier

    Nazi Germany, 2 Rentenmark note acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.29

    Geography
    issue: Germany
    Date
    issue:  approximately 1937 January 30
    Nazi Germany, 2 Rentenmark note acquired by a US soldier

    Nazi Germany, 1 Rentenmark note acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.30

    Geography
    issue: Germany
    Date
    issue:  1923 October 15-1937 January 30
    Nazi Germany, 1 Rentenmark note acquired by a US soldier

    Weimar Germany, 10 mark note acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.31

    Geography
    issue: Germany
    Date
    issue:  1920 February 06
    Weimar Germany, 10 mark note acquired by a US soldier

    Ahrweiler District, Weimar Germany, 1 million mark note, acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.32

    Geography
    issue: Germany
    Date
    issue:  1923 October 15
    issue:  1937 January
    Ahrweiler District, Weimar Germany, 1 million mark note, acquired by a US soldier

    Germany, occupation currency, 50 crowns, issued in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.33

    Geography
    issue: Bohemia and Moravia (Protectorate, 1939-1945)
    Date
    issue:  1940 September 12
    Germany, occupation currency, 50 crowns, issued in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia acquired by a US soldier

    Germany, occupation currency, 50 crowns, issued in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.34

    Geography
    issue: Bohemia and Moravia (Protectorate, 1939-1945)
    Date
    issue:  1940 September 12-1945
    Germany, occupation currency, 50 crowns, issued in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia acquired by a US soldier

    Great Britain, 1 pound note, acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.35

    Geography
    issue: Great Britain
    Date
    issue:  1940 March 28-1948
    Great Britain, 1 pound note, acquired by a US soldier

    Imperial Japan, 5 yen note, issued in occupied China acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.36

    Geography
    issue: China
    Date
    issue:  approximately 1942
    Imperial Japan, 5 yen note, issued in occupied China acquired by a US soldier

    Imperial Japan, 10 yen note, issued for use in occupied China acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.37

    Geography
    issue: Japan
    Date
    issue:  approximately 1944-1945
    Imperial Japan, 10 yen note, issued for use in occupied China acquired by a US soldier

    Imperial Japan, 10 yen note, acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.38

    Geography
    issue: China
    Date
    issue:  approximately 1930-1943
    Imperial Japan, 10 yen note, acquired by a US soldier

    Iceland, 10 kronur, acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.39

    Geography
    issue: Iceland
    Date
    issue:  1928 April
    Iceland, 10 kronur, acquired by a US soldier

    Allied Military Authority, 50 groschen, for use in Austria acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.40

    Geography
    issue: Austria
    Date
    issue:  1944
    Allied Military Authority, 50 groschen, for use in Austria acquired by a US soldier

    Belgium, 10 francs or 2 belga note, acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.41

    Geography
    issue: Belgium
    Date
    issue:  1943 February 01
    Belgium, 10 francs or 2 belga note, acquired by a US soldier

    Belgium, 50 francs or 10 belga note, acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.42

    Geography
    issue: Belgium
    Date
    issue:  1938 July 13
    Belgium, 50 francs or 10 belga note, acquired by a US soldier

    Weimar Germany, 20 mark note, acquired by a US soldier

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.43

    Geography
    issue: Berlin (Germany)
    Date
    issue:  1929 January 22
    Weimar Germany, 20 mark note, acquired by a US soldier

    Name tag

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.44

    Geography
    manufacture: Philadelphia (Pa.)
    Date
    use:  approximately 1944 November-approximately 1945
    manufacture:  approximately 1944
    commemoration:  1939-1945
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    2022-07-28 18:26:54
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