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Leonard Greenblatt papers

Document | Accession Number: 2013.318.1

The Leonard Greenblatt papers consists of materials documenting the experiences of First Lieutenant Leonard Greenblatt of the 504 Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division US Army. The papers include photographs taken by Greenblatt of the Wöbbelin concentration camp shortly after its liberation in May 1945. The photographs depict corpses piled in a building, an unidentified United States soldier standing near the building, and German civilians from the nearby towns who were forced to dig graves and bury the corpses. The papers also contains a letter dated May 6, 1945, written by Greenblatt to his girlfriend (later wife), Betty Mae Bender of Miami, Florida which describes his affection for her and his experiences at the liberated concentration camp. There is also a copy print of Greenblatt’s army unit.

Date
creation:  circa 1945 May 02-1945 May 06
Language
English
Extent
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Marilyn D. Greenblatt
 
Record last modified: 2020-04-29 16:27:39
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