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M.J. Mendelsohn Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWII 87, Folder: 20, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2019-075-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains one letter from Private M.J. Mendelsohn, United States Army to Ben and Bea Goldberg of Brooklyn, New York during the Second World War. The letter was written March 18, 1945 from Camp Blanding in Florida and describes the weather and some of the training conditions, specifically calling his life there as "brutal." He was assigned to heavy gun outfit, "which is the worst outfit to be in (they die rather quickly)."

At the end of the letter, Pvt. Mendelsohn tells them "Funny I never realized how important a letter is to a serviceman, it gives him courage and we certainly need it."

Dates

  • 1945 March 18

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Extent

0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Overview

This collection contains one letter from Pvt. M.J. Mendelsohn to Mr. and Mrs. Ben Goldberg of Brooklyn, New York during the Second World War.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Edward Goldberg, son of the letter's recipients.
Title
Finding Aid for the M.J. Mendelsohn Second World War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
Andrew Harman
Date
8/19/2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States