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Murray Rosenblum World War II photographs

Identifier: 11-MWalB02730

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 Rosenblum's Bar Mitzah in Verdun, France. In addition, there are 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.


  • 1944-1945, undated


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.


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

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

Acquisitions Note

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

Processing Information

The collection is unprocessed.

Murray Rosenblum World War II photographs
October 16, 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

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