Barry Ziff collection

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EHRI Partner


The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1992 by Barry Ziff.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter and a photograph. The letter was written by Barry Ziff to his parents on April 9, 1945 while serving in the United States Army in Germany. In the letter, Barry wrote about his experiences touring the Ohrdruf concentration camp after liberation and speaking to survivors. The photograph of Barry was taken in London on March 22, 1944. The collection also includes a Nazi flag captured by Barry Ziff on April 3, 1945, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The flag was captured from the flagpole in front of the German army headquarters in Frankfurt. Barry Ziff was in the 550th Antiaircraft Battalion with the 89th Infantry Division.


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