Nazi armband acquired by a US Army nurse
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Also in Margaret Murphy collection
The collection consists of labels, a Red Cross patch, and an SS armband and patch, notebooks, and a pass relating to the experiences of Margaret Murphy as a nurse in the Army Nurse Corps, United States Army, during and after World War II, including service at the liberated Dachau concentration camp.
Notebook bearing hand-inscribed titled "Dachau Concentration Camp/Nurse Lt. Margaret Murphy A.N.C./116 Evacuation Hospital/Jan-Feb-Mar-April and May 1945," notebook contains post-liberation images [some Signal Corps] labeled on reverse, as well as letter from survivor Jan Vladimir Mericka in the Czech Republic to Murphy in Kentucky, expressing his gratitude, dated 1946; also included is Murphy's Dachau Concentration Camp pass allowing her entry and exit at the camp, a magazine article describing her unit's work, circa 1945.