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JHC14. Military and Veterans

 Record Group
Identifier: JHC14

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Abraham Strauss Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-648
Abstract

Abraham Strauss was a professor of botany and soldier in World War I. This collection contains his professional correspondence and military records.

Dates: 1917-1919

Adolphus Strassman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-939
Abstract Adolphus Strassman was born in 1848 in Hungary, which was at that time part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. As a child, he immigrated with his family to the United States. They settled in Fall River, Massachusetts, where he lived with his mother, Rosa, stepfather Henry Strassman, and two half-siblings, Etta and Henry. From 1863-1865, he served in the Union Army. He served as a Private in the 2nd Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Heavy Artillery, Company I, under Captain John D. Parker,...
Dates: undated, 1865-2014

Bernard L. Gorfinkle Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-664 and P-664A
Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, photographs, news clippings, ephemera and a scrapbook compiled by Bernard L. Gorfinkle, a Boston area lawyer and civic leader who served in the United States Army during both World Wars and was a participant in the negoriations leading to the Treaty of Versailled and the Paris Peace Conference in 1919.

Dates: undated, 1914-1979

George Clint Frank Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-1018
Abstract

George Clint Frank (1917-2000) served in the 826th Bombardment Squadron, 484th Bombardment Group, United States Army Air Corps from 1943 until he was discharged at the end of World War II. The collection consists of one folder containing photographs from Frank’s time in the Army, along with his War Department Identification Card and discharge papers.

Dates: undated, circa 1943-1993

Herbert Gorfinkle Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-904
Abstract Herbert Gorfinkle was the eldest child and only son of Colonel Bernard and Frieda Gorfinkle of Newton, Massachusetts. Born in 1923, Gorfinkle came of age during World War II and entered the U.S. Army while an undergraduate at the University of New Hampshire. As a Tech 5 combat engineer, Gorfinkle was responsible for clearing landmines ahead of his advancing unit. He was also a trained army photographer, and aside from his letters home, he documented his years in the War with photographs. A...
Dates: undated, circa 1850s-2000

Israel Bernstein Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-51
Abstract Israel Bernstein was born in Portland, Maine. He graduated from Harvard College in 1912 and Harvard Law School in 1915. After graduating, he served as a Regimental-Sergeant-Major in the 12th division U.S. Army during World War I. Bernstein co-established the Casco Bank and Trust Co. He played a prominent role in the Jewish Federation of Portland, Maine. In 1948, he was elected President of the Jewish Federation of Portland, Maine and was President and founder of the Jewish Historical Society...
Dates: undated, 1945-1968

Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, Post 31 (Lynn, Mass.) Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-567
Abstract This collection contains scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, newsletters, photographs, and event flyers from the Jewish War Veterans chapter in Lynn, MA, which was founded in the 1950s. The documents provide information on the organization’s purpose and activities. Some information on Jewish War Veterans organizations and their Ladies Auxiliaries in the general North Shore area can also be found in this collection. In 1991, an exhibit was held in the North Shore about the Jewish veterans from...
Dates: undated, 1954-2000

Louis Winer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-988
Abstract

Originally from Salem, Massachusetts, Louis Winer received both his undergraduate and law degree from Boston University. Admitted to the bar in 1916, the outbreak of World War I interrupted his law career, as Winer served in the American Expeditionary Forces in France. This collection includes photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, awards and an American Legion military cap and medal.

Dates: undated, circa 1919-1985

Marcus and Feldman Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: P-1008
Abstract The Shevitz and Feldman families were first-generation immigrants from Russia who settled in Worcester, Massachusetts in the early 20th century. Wolf Shevitz changed his name to William Marcus upon enlisting in the United States Army and married Minnie Feldman after his discharge. The collection contains William’s service and naturalization records, correspondence between William and Minnie while William was serving in World War I, photographs of the Feldman and Marcus families, and a series...
Dates: undated, 1914-2015

Max Rubinstein Papers

 Collection
Identifier: JHCP-016
Abstract

Max Rubinstein was a World War II Army veteran who was an active member of the Jewish War Veterans (JWV), Post 486 in Beverly, Massachusetts. He served as Post Commander of Post 486 from its founding in 1946 to 1949, and then as State Commander for Massachusetts Jewish War Veterans in 1951. This collections contains financial, administrative, and membership records from both the national JWV and JWV Post 486, and some of Rubinstein's personal and business papers.

Dates: undated, 1946-1995