Murray Rosenblum World War II photographs Edit


11 MWalB02730


  • 1944-1945, undated (Creation)


  • .75 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 manuscript box and 1 half manuscript box.

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  • Biographical Note

    Murray Rosenblum was an American soldier who fought in World War II. Rosenblum was born on June 15, 1917. He lived in Brooklyn, New York and worked as a salesman for Oakdale Woolen Company from 1938-1943 before the beginning of the Second World War. From 1943-1945, Rosenblum served in the Army as a master sergant with the 99th General Hospital in France. While deployed, he spent time in Berlin, Paris, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Buchenwald concentration camp. He was honorably discharged on November 20, 1945 after his service and the end of the war.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of approximately 500 photographs belonging to Murray Rosenblum, who served as a sergeant in the 99th General Hospital, Verdun, France, during World War II. The photographs were taken between 1944 and 1945 and cover Rosenblum’s service in the Army, from basic training until the end of the war. The images show Rosenblum with his army friends at the hospital and in various other locations including Germany, France, Luxembourg, Belgium (around the time of the Battle of the Bulge) and Wales. Some pictures depict the soldiers on R&R. Of particular note are photographs taken soon after the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany. The collection also contains images of Berlin on or around VE day (including a photograph of Rosenblum with a Russian female soldier before the Brandenburg Gate) and pictures of destroyed buildings in Berlin, Frankfurt and Leipzig. The collection is unprocessed.

  • Arrangement

    The photographs remain in the order in which they were received.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research. Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collection Department, Brandeis University. Please contact the department for more information.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

  • Acquisitions Note

    The collection was donated by Dr. Robert W. Rosenblum and Linda Taxel, June 22, 2017

  • Preferred Citation

    Murray Rosenblum World War II photographs, Robert D. Farber Univeristy Archives and Special Collections, Brandeis University.

  • Processing Information

    The collection is unprocessed.