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

Object | Accession Number: 1993.45.1

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    Brief Narrative
    Handbill received by Sergeant Donald Schaufelberger while serving in the US Army in Germany in May 1945. Issued by the US Army, the handbill uses an image of piled rows of concentration camp corpses discovered at Mauthausen concentration camp to remind soldiers not to fraternize with German civilians.
    Artwork Title
    Don't Fraternize
    creation:  1945 May
    received:  1945 May
    depiction: Mauthausen (Concentration Camp); Mauthausen (Austria)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Donald Schaufelberger
    front top, white ink : DONT FRATERNIZE
    front bottom, white ink : MAUTHAUSEN
    bottom right corner, white ink : PHOTO P R O / I & E OFFICE / 1 1 ∆
    Subject: Donald Schaufelberger
    Producer: United States Army, 11th Armored Division Headquarters, Information and Education Office

    Physical Details

    War propaganda
    Physical Description
    Small paper handbill of a black and white, half tone reproduction photograph image of a row of 3, large stacks of emaciated, naked corpses in front of a large wooden building. A line of male bystanders, most in civilian clothes, and a one in concentration camp uniform trousers, are looking at the bodies. There is white printed text at the top and bottom.
    overall: Height: 10.375 inches (26.353 cm) | Width: 13.000 inches (33.02 cm)
    overall : paper, ink, graphite
    back, black ink: 11th Armored Division, US Third Army. Sgt. Donald Schaufelberger

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    Administrative Notes

    The handbill was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1993 by Donald Schaufelberger.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-08-25 16:17:48
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