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Ralph Lager World War II Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: P-820

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains Lager's correspondence to his family, beginning with his training in Camp Gordon, GA and Camp Campbell, KY; continuing with his service in Italy; and ending with his admission into an Italian hospital.

Dates

  • 1943-1945, 1984

Creator

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 mmeyers@ajhs.org.

For reference questions, please email: inquiries@cjh.org

Biographical Note

First Lieutenant Ralph Lager served as a replacement officer in Italy in the 133rd Infantry Regiment 34th Division between May 1944 and April 1945. Five days before Berlin surrendered he was injured by enemy rifle fire and had his left leg amputated. He was transferred to Walter Reed Hospital, where he stayed for one and half years.

Extent

1 Manuscript Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Lager's correspondence to his family begins with his training in Camp Gordon, GA and Camp Campbell, KY; continues with his service in Italy; and ends with his admission into an Italian hospital.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Ralph Lager World War II Correspondence, 1943-1945, 1984 P-820
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid created by marc2ead_ajhs.xsl
Date
© 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 2020: RJohnstone: post-ASpace migration cleanup.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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