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Harold Schreiner photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1065-025

Collection Overview

The collection consists of approximately 42 photographs showing war damage in Germany taken in 1945 by Harold Schreiner, a U.S. Army tank commander. Photographs show the ruins of Berchtesgaden and other areas in Germany; U.S. troops, tanks, and other equipment; and damaged German military equipment, including airplanes, tanks, and guns. Other images include 14 Holocaust atrocity photographs from Dachau concentration camp.

Dates

  • 1945

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Biographical Note

Harold Schreiner served in the U.S. Army as a tank commander in the 20th Armored Division, 27th Tank Battalion, during World War II. He participated in the liberation of Dachau concentration camp, and took photographs to document the atrocities committed there.

Extent

0.1 linear feet (2 folders)

Abstract

The collection consists of approximately 42 photographs taken in 1945 by Harold Schreiner, a U.S. Army tank commander. These images show war damage in Germany and include 14 Holocaust atrocity photographs from Dachau concentration camp.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2005 by Carey Lee Hudson.

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca McClure, October 2011.

Creator

Source

Title
Inventory of the Harold Schreiner Photographs, 1945
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Rebecca McClure; machine-readable finding aid created by:
Date
2012
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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