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Oscar M Lifshutz (1916-1990) Papers

 Collection — Container: Consolidated Box P21, Folder: P-735
Identifier: P-735

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains photocopies documenting the life of Rabbi and US Army Lt. Colonel Oscar M Lifschutz. Documents include correspondence, discharge papers, and a newspaper article describing his life.


  • Creation: 1946-2003


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers, except items that may be restricted due to their fragility, or privacy.

Use Restrictions

No permission is required to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection, as long as the usage is scholarly, educational, and non-commercial. For inquiries about other usage, please contact the Director of Collections and Engagement at

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Biographical Note

Lieutenant Colonel Oscar M Lifshutz (1916-1990) served as rabbi of Agudas Achim North Shore Congregation in Chicago, Illinois before heading into the US Army where he served as an advisor to General Mark Clark at the end of World War II. His service brought him to Eastern Europe where he was involved in the restoration of religious services and artifacts. He would go on to a decorated career as chaplain earning six combat stars while on campaign in the Korean War and later as an executive officer at the Army Chaplain School. In 1949 he supervised the transport of Theodor Herzl's remains to Israel for burial.


1 Folders


Rabbi Oscar M Lifshutz (1916-1990), served as Army Chaplain during World War II and Korea. This collection contains photocopies documenting his life.


Collection consists of a single folder the contents of which have been arranged in chronological order.

Physical Location

Collection is located in Consolidated Box P21.

Guide to the Oscar M. Lifshutz (1916-1990) Papers, 1946-2003 P-735
Finding aid by Michael Montalbano as part of the CJH Holocaust Resource Initiative, made possible by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany
© 2013
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Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • November 2020: EHyman: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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