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Satirical French Anti-Nazi flier found by an American soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2014.308.1

Satirical, French language flier acquired by Carl Ebert, a Jewish American World War II soldier while he was serving as a teletype maintenance technician in Europe from March 1944 - October 1945. Several pockets of French resistance developed in the face of German occupation. Among the activities that these groups carried out was the circulation of anti-German leaflets. Carl, a jeweler whose family emigrated from Austria-Hungary to New York in 1920, enlisted in the army in 1942. In early 1944, Carl’s unit, Company B, 3111th Signal Corps, shipped out from Monmouth, New Jersey to England. As part of the Signal Corps, Carl coordinated and maintained communication between his unit and the rest of the allied forces. Carl’s unit was deployed to France in June, landing on Omaha and Utah beaches a few days after the Normandy invasion. They quickly moved east into northeastern France, Belgium and Germany. Germany surrendered on May 7, 1945. On October 14, Carl was released from the military and returned to the US.

Date
before 1945 February 22  (publication)
1944 March-1945 October  (acquired)
Geography
publication : Europe
Language
French
Classification
Information Forms
Category
Fliers
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David Ebert
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:07:34
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