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Collection Stanley M. Nowinski
WVM ID Number WVM Mss 28
Object Name Archive
Title Papers and photographs, 1941-1993.
Year Range from 1941
Year Range to 1993
Event World War II / Korean War
Description Papers and photographs of Stanley M. Nowinski, an officer in the Army during World War II and Korea, who worked immediately following the former to help Jewish Holocaust survivors get into Israel. The majority of the collection consists of Nowinski's military papers including orders, forms, and reports that he collected during his twenty years of service. They provide some insights into the military through clothing and equipment lists, stateside housing forms, and pay records. In his reminiscences, he recalls the liberation of the concentration camp at Dachau by the 42nd Division and his work as the Displaced Persons Officer. Also include is his post-war correspondence with leaders of the Jewish group, Bricha, that he worked with after World War II to get the survivors into Israel. The letters show the high regard in which Nowinski and his deeds were held several decades after the fact. Correspondents include Aba Gefen, an important Israeli diplomat. Other papers document his trip to Israel in 1973 where he received the Righteous Gentile Award. Materials from several Holocaust remembrance events attended by Nowinski include programs signed by Holocaust survivors and flyers posted by survivors trying to locate lost relatives. The photographs include shots from Nowinski's trip to Israel and several individual photos of him in military uniform.
Extent and Medium of Description Papers 1.4 linear ft. (3 archives boxes and 7 oversized folders)
Photographs 0.2 linear ft. (1 archives box, 1 folder and 4 oversized folders)
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Subjects Veterans -- Wisconsin -- Union Grove.
Soldiers -- Wisconsin -- Ripon.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Germany.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees.
Jewish refugees -- Palestine.
Holocaust survivors -- Correspondence.
Holocaust memorials -- United States.
Dachau (Concentration camp)
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 42nd.
Berihah (Organization)
United States. Army. Military Police Battalion, 775th.