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James Edward Kirkebo collection

Collection
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.
Date
1942-1991
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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
approximately 1944 November-approximately 1945
approximately 1944
1939-1945

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

Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.3

Date
1944-1945
1939-1945
after 1943 October 07

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

Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.4

Date
1942 August-1945 August

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

Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.5

Date
1945 September-1945 October

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

Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.6

Date
1945 September-1945 October

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

Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.7

Date
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
1945 May
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
1945 January 28-1945 May 28
approximately 1945 June
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
1945 April 01-1945 May 09
1945 June 15



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

Object | Accession Number: 2013.442.13

Geography
issue : India
Date
1940 July 24
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1923 October 15
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
approximately 1944 November-approximately 1945
approximately 1944
1939-1945
 
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