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Frank J. Sawyer photographs

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    Frank J. Sawyer photographs

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    Consists of seven photographs of a German military unit traveling on the Eastern front. Includes a photograph of a burning building, of captured prisoners of war, of supply trucks, and of three Jews who were hung by the side of the road. The photographs are captioned by a member of the unit, and the captions indicate that they were taken near Smolensk (Russia) and possibly Chernihiv (Ukraine).
    inclusive:  circa 1941-circa 1942
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Robert Young
    Collection Creator
    Frank J. Sawyer
    Frank Sawyer was born Frank John Sajewicz in Ohio. His parents emigrated from eastern Europe. During World War II, Sajewicz was a corporal with the 15th Army in Europe. After the end of the war in Europe, he was possibly transferred to the Pacific Theatre as part of the 6th Army in the Phillippines. After the war, Sajewicz changed his name to "Sawyer" and married Betty, whom he met at a USO dance in New Orleans.

    Physical Details

    1 folder

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    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.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Smolensk (Russia)

    Administrative Notes

    Robert Young donated these photographs to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2014. His wife's grandfather, Frank J. Sawyer, was a member of the United States military during World War II and presumably acquired these photographs while in Europe.
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    2023-02-24 13:42:47
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