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Edward J. Diehm collection

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 2014.472.1

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    Overview

    Description
    Consists of photographs, a letter, and identity cards owned by Edward J. Diehm, a Sergeant in the Military Police of the United States Army. Includes photographs from his military training, of his service in Europe, and of the occupation of Germany, as well as one photograph of corpses taken at an unknown concentration camp. Also includes copies of his service records, his discharge card, his card for the marine barracks in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, and a typescript letter to Diehm's wife in which he describes the desire of liberated prisoners to return to their homes, as well as wartime souvenirs he is sending home.
    Date
    inclusive:  1941-1945
    inclusive:  1942-1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Susan Diehm-Fletcher
    Collection Creator
    Edward J. Diehm
    Biography
    Edward J. Diehm, originally from Rochester, NY, entered the United States military on January 12, 1942. After training, he was sent to Europe, arriving in England January 11, 1944. He participated in battles in central Europe, Normandy, France, and the Rhineland as a staff sergeant in company A, of the 509th Military Police Battalion. He was honorably discharged from service on October 2, 1945.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged in a single series.

    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

    Personal Name
    Diehm, Edward.
    Corporate Name
    United States. Army

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Susan Diehm-Fletcher donated this collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2014.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-28 09:31:08
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