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Jack Rosenfeld papers

Ms. Coll. 807

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Rosenfeld, Jack, 1921-2004
Title:
Jack Rosenfeld papers
Date [bulk]:
1942-1945
Date [inclusive]:
1910-2003
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 807
Extent:
18 boxes
Language:
English
Language note:
Primarily in English, with some Yiddish; a few items in French; and one item in Russian.
Abstract:
Collection of correspondence, writings, memorabilia, and photographs of Jack Rosenfeld, mainly pertaining to his service in the United States Army during the Second World War, from September 1942 to November 1945. Rosenfeld's extensive wartime correspondence with his fiancée, family members, and friends offers glimpses into the experiences of everyday Americans during the war, both from the point of view of individuals serving in the Armed Forces, and from that of the civilian community at home, especially in Philadelphia. The correspondence also gives an impression of Jewish community life in Philadelphia at the time, and of the perspectives of American Jews on the war. A little more than half of the correspondence is in the form of the miniaturized facsimiles known as Victory Mail, or V-Mail. Jack Rosenfeld's writings include a memoir about his wartime experiences (dated 1995), and an autobiographical essay about his family and childhood. Documents and ephemera from Rosenfeld's military service include materials related to his participation in musical theater productions by the Army's Entertainment Section of Special Services. The majority of the photographs were taken during the Second World War in the locations where Rosenfeld was stationed in North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany.
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Jack Rosenfeld papers, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Jack Rosenfeld was born March 13, 1921, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents, Samuel Rosenfeld and Pauline Rosenfeld (née Snyderman), were Jewish immigrants from the town of Belaya Tserkov, which at the time of their immigration around 1908 was located in the Russian Empire (in the Kiev district of present-day Ukraine); they spoke Yiddish as their first language.

During Jack Rosenfeld's childhood his family lived at first in South Philadelphia, on 26th Street, where his father owned a candy store. He had a brother, Max, who was the oldest sibling, and an older sister, Bess. After the store went out of business, the family moved in 1934 to 2529 N. 33rd Street, in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of North Philadelphia. Following his graduation from Northeast High School in 1938, Jack worked in the accounting department at Food Fair Stores. He enlisted in the United States Army on August 19, 1942.

At the time that Jack Rosenfeld began his military service, his parents were living at 3204 W. Berks Street. In September or October 1942, they moved to 5832 Montrose Street, in West Philadelphia. Jack's brother and sister were by this time already married, and lived with their families at 6128 Carpenter Street, near the new home of their parents. The letters that Jack wrote home to his parents during his military service were usually addressed simultaneously to his whole immediate family including his siblings and their spouses: Max Rosenfeld, and Max's wife, Rose Rosenfeld, and Bess Katz (née Rosenfeld), and Bess's husband, Martin Katz.

Following basic training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jack Rosenfeld was promoted to corporal and in March 1943 was transferred to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, for training as a radio operator in field artillery. After two months of advanced training, he was promoted to sergeant, and on May 9, 1943 he sailed for North Africa, arriving on May 24.

Upon arrival in North Africa, Rosenfeld was selected to serve as a court reporter for the board of officers who conducted hearings about the reclassification of officers. During that time he was stationed in the cities of Oran, Algiers, Bizerte and Tunis. When the board disbanded, around December 1943, Rosenfeld was assigned to be confidential secretary of "A" Force, an organization led by British Brigadier Dudley Wrangel Clarke that was responsible for the Allied cover and deception operations in the Mediterranean and Middle East. As a member of "A" Force Jack Rosenfeld was stationed at first in a town outside of Algiers. His "A" Force unit moved to Naples, Italy, on July 8, 1944; and to southern France in mid to late September 1944. In late March 1945 the unit arrived in Heidelberg, Germany.

The "A" Force unit with which Rosenfeld served was designated as the second Tactical Headquarters and led by Colonel Eugene Sweeney. It was formed to carry out cover and deception for Italy and the invasion of southern France. In France it was attached to the 7th Army Headquarters, and in Germany it was part of the 6th Army Group.

In his work with "A" Force Jack Rosenfeld was responsible for recording all traffic and keeping the situation map and deception map. He also recorded and transmitted traffic for double agents; prepared and delivered deception documents; and recorded the minutes of brainstorming sessions devoted to developing deception traffic and operations. He had top-secret clearance, and could not discuss any details of his work in his correspondence with family and friends.

On May 10, 1945, the United States Army awarded Jack Rosenfeld the Bronze Star Medal in recognition of meritorious achievement, for his performance of duties as "A" Force confidential secretary during military operations in France and Germany from September 20, 1944 to April 29, 1945.

Throughout the war Jack Rosenfeld corresponded regularly with his fiancée, Sylvia Solov, the daughter of Carl and Selma Solov, also of Philadelphia. By the time that Jack entered the military the couple had already begun to think about marriage; Jack announced their engagement in letters to his family in late November and early December 1942.

In most of the correspondence that Jack and Sylvia exchanged during the war, they included at the head of each letter a motto or slogan that they had worked out between them at Jack's initiation around November 1942: "Our love is as strong as our desire to crush fascism."

Jack Rosenfeld's "A" Force unit was poised for transfer to the Pacific when Japan surrendered on September 2, 1945. He departed for the United States from Marseille, France, on October 27, 1945. Arriving in New York on November 6, he proceeded to the Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, in Pennsylvania, where he was processed for discharge. He received his official separation and honorable discharge from the Army on November 11, 1945. He and Sylvia married in Philadelphia on December 2, 1945.

In postwar life, Jack and Sylvia Rosenfeld resided in Philadelphia and raised two children, a son, Arthur Rosenfeld, and a daughter, Ruthie Rosenfeld. Around 1950 Jack Rosenfeld earned a diploma in advertising from the Charles Morris Price School of Advertising and Journalism, and subsequently founded the Atlas Duplicating Service. Later, he was for many years director of the Philadelphia Printing School. He was also a leader in secular Jewish groups, including the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia; the Congress of Secular Jewish Organizations; and the Sholom Aleichem Club, a Philadelphia club that fosters community activities with a focus on Yiddish culture.

Jack Rosenfeld died on July 16, 2004, in Philadelphia, at the age of 83.

Scope and Contents

The collection's body of correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs, together with the accompanying autobiographical writings and research notes of Jack Rosenfeld, document how one member of the American Armed Forces during the Second World War interpreted the war effort, and his personal role in the events, including his participation in confidential intelligence operations that were key to the Allied victory in the war. The materials provide a window into the experiences of American military personnel during the war, as well as of civilians at home, who were often involved in some aspect of the war effort in community groups. The collection has the potential to lend valuable insights into American social history, including the history of American Jewish life, in this period, with a particular focus on Philadelphia.

The correspondence in the collection provides a lively and rounded impression of the separate perspectives, and mutual exchanges between one American soldier, Jack Rosenfeld, and the civilian community supporting him back home. The correspondence spans the entire course of Rosenfeld's military career, from basic training, beginning in September 1942, through to assignments in North Africa and Europe, ending with the Allied occupation of Germany in mid to late 1945. It includes what is probably the majority of the letters written by Jack Rosenfeld himself during this time, and virtually all of the correspondence that he received during these years, not only from his fiancée and future wife, Sylvia Rosenfeld (née Solov), and his immediate family, but also from members of his extended family, and from friends.

Forty-two of the correspondents in the collection, or approximately one-third, are individuals who were also serving in the Armed Forces during the war, either relatives or friends of Jack from home, or colleagues from the service. For a list of those correspondents, see the Index at the end of this finding aid.

Jack Rosenfeld's own letters are preserved most notably in the case of his correspondences with Sylvia Rosenfeld; and with his parents, Samuel and Pauline Rosenfeld (for an overview of the correspondence, see the Series Description under Series I). The correspondence of Jack and Sylvia is by far the most extensive, totaling 1891 items (including V-Mail), fairly equally divided between letters from Sylvia to Jack, and those from him to her. Throughout much of the period they wrote letters daily, or even twice a day. Jack's correspondence with his parents is also very significant (approximately 506 items, including V-Mail), with Jack's letters home accounting for about two thirds of it. Jack's letters to his parents were usually written in the spirit of a communal address to his whole family; they were shared with his two married siblings and their families. The next most extensive accumulations in the collection, also including a few letters written by Jack, are his separate correspondences with his sister, Bess Katz; and with his brother, Max Rosenfeld, as well as Max's wife, Rose Rosenfeld. (Jack also received letters from Bess's husband, Martin Katz, who, beginning in September 1943, was also serving in the Army.)

Correspondence to Jack from his father, Samuel Rosenfeld, is written in Yiddish. Of the total of 123 items in Yiddish, approximately half are accompanied by English translations made by Jack's sister, Bess Katz, including virtually all of the regular correspondence, and a little more than a third of the V-Mail correspondence.

One aspect of the correspondence unique to the war era is the significant number of items that exist only in the special format known as Victory Mail, or V-Mail, that was used by the United States Postal Service for conveying correspondence to and from American service personnel overseas. The V-Mail system, which was initiated in summer 1942 and continued to be used until fall 1945, saved valuable cargo space at a time when the shipment of war materials was of paramount importance. Letters were written on a special one-page "V-Mail" form, which served simultaneously as letterhead and envelope. The sheet had a prescribed space for the text of the letter, and boxes at the head for the names and addresses of sender and recipient; the sheet could then be folded to make a distinctive envelope, which could be addressed and posted as usual. The Postal Service would open and microfilm these V-Mail sheets, and only the rolls of microfilm, which occupied a small fraction of the cargo space that would have been required for the original mail, were sent overseas. Upon reaching their destination, the letters were printed from the microfilm at a reduced size, so that the item received by the addressee was a miniaturized facsimile of the original letter, measuring approximately one-quarter of a standard letter-size sheet.

The collection contains a total of 2,067 items of V-Mail, accounting for a little more than half of the correspondence. Nearly all of the V-Mail dates from June 1943 to September 1945. The collection contains some regular mail during that same period, since correspondents were not required to use V-Mail forms, and regular first-class mail continued to be conveyed overseas (also, some correspondence written on V-Mail forms but deemed unsuitable to be photographed, for instance, because of the size of the handwriting, was conveyed in the original paper form); however, a significant proportion of correspondence in the collection dating from this period is present only in the form of the miniaturized V-Mail facsimiles. Although it is possible to peruse these items with the naked eye, one will likely need to use a magnifying glass if consulting a large number of them, or to request enlarged photocopies of the relevant items for ease of reading.

Scattered in the correspondence, among items that were enclosed, are clippings; newsletters; fliers and other ephemera; and photographs. The presence of photographs in correspondence files has been noted in the inventory list. The commercial greeting cards found in the correspondence are often cards especially designed for sending to American servicemen, and make reference to the war or military life. In the V-Mail subseries, a few items bear personally drawn or designed greetings on religious holidays or other special occasions.

While the correspondence richly conveys a sense of the atmosphere of the period and the texture of everyday life under wartime conditions, Jack Rosenfeld's memoir about his military service, in the Writings series (Folders 331-333), written many years later, in 1995, provides a broader frame of reference. Jack wrote the memoir as he and his wife, Sylvia, were about to celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Interestingly, since he and Sylvia had married in December 1945 immediately following his discharge from the Army, the year in which he undertook this personal work of remembrance was also the fiftieth anniversary of the end of the war. In connection with the writing of the memoir, Jack read published histories about the intelligence operations in which he had participated, as well as historical fiction about the war. The collection originally included his personal copies of 21 works related to the history of the war. For a list of those books, see the note on Separated Materials, below.

Other materials found in the series of Writings indicate that Jack Rosenfeld had the intention of expanding his memoir. An additional essay that he wrote about his family and his memories of childhood (Folder 334), with handwritten emendations dating from after July 2000, provides indispensible biographical information, and also illuminates relationships among some of the correspondents. His titling of this piece suggests that he intended it to serve as an introduction to the memoir about his military experiences. Also included in this series are notes that Rosenfeld took upon re-reading his own wartime correspondence (Folder 335); in the notes he arranges various experiences and events brought out in the correspondence along a timeline from April 1943 to August 1945. Notes and drafts found laid in his personal copies of books about the war (Folders 336-337), with one set of notes dated 2003, also indicate that his research into the period continued to occupy him long after he had completed his memoir for his family in 1995.

In his memoir Jack Rosenfeld especially focuses on his work as confidential secretary of "A" Force, the Allied military organization responsible for cover and deception operations in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. The intelligence operations in which he participated continued to be classified as top secret for years after the end of the war; it was only in the early 1970s that details began to be made public. In his memoir, Rosenfeld draws extensively from Anthony Cave Brown's historical work Bodyguard of Lies, first published in 1975. In his writing and further research, Jack Rosenfeld sought to place his personal experiences into historical perspective.

Also worth mentioning in the Writings series are a letter to the editor and a prose piece that Rosenfeld wrote while he was still in the service (Folder 330).

The Memorabilia series, with the majority of items dating to the Second World War, adds additional heft to the collection's documentation of the period. Items pertaining specifically to Jack Rosenfeld's military service include his medals, dog tags, and uniform pins (Box 14); and considerable print memorabilia such as copies of military orders, and military and other ephemera collected during his service (Folders 338-347). Also included here are some additional clippings, newsletters, and pamphlets (Folders 352 and 354). Of the wartime memorabilia, a significant subcategory comprises items that relate to Jack’s participation in theater and musical productions by the Army's Entertainment Section of Special Services (Folders 341-345). These items, including scripts, song lyrics, and programs, reveal an aspect of military life not often thought of in connection with the war, namely, how soldiers exercised their creative talents to produce their own shows for the entertainment of other soldiers. In addition, two posters in the Oversize series (Folder 357) stem from Rosenfeld's work in organizing a Soldier Show Contest in Paris, France, in August 1945.

With regard to materials in the collection other than writings that are removed in time from the period of the Second World War, there is a relatively small amount of material in the Memorabilia series concerning Jack Rosenfeld's postwar life, as a well as a folder of items pertaining to his parents (including a passport in Russian, issued in 1910, the earliest dated item in the collection). Also included are materials from the Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center, which Rosenfeld contacted in January 2003; and clippings and periodicals saved by him from 1997 to 2003, all relating to the history of the Second World War.

In the Photographs series, the first album, accounting for two-thirds of the photographs in the collection, consists almost entirely of photographs taken during the war, the majority of them taken by Jack Rosenfeld in the locations overseas where he was stationed. A second album contains family photographs from the postwar period, from the 1950s on, with most of them taken on a handful of occasions in later years, perhaps in the 1990s.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2010

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Violet Lutz

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Rosenfeld family, 2010.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials

The following books that belonged to Jack Rosenfeld have been separated from the collection and transferred to the general stacks of the library:

* Ambrose, Stephen E. Citizen soldiers : the U. S. Army from the Normandy beaches to the Bulge to the surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944 – May 7, 1945. New York: Touchstone, Simon & Schuster, c1998.

* Ambrose, Stephen E. D-Day June 6, 1944 : the climactic battle of World War II. New York: Touchstone, Simon & Schuster, 1995.

* Ambrose, Stephen E.  Ike’s spies : Eisenhower and the espionage establishment. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c1999.

* Bamford, James. Body of secrets : anatomy of the ultra-secret National Security Agency. New York: Anchor Books, 2002.

* Bamford, James. The puzzle palace : a report on America’s most secret agency. New York: Penguin Books, 1983.

* Brown, Anthony Cave. Bodyguard of lies. New York: Harper & Row, 1975.

* Carroll, Andrew, ed. War letters : extraordinary correspondence from American wars. New York: Scribner, c2001.

* Collins, Larry. Fall from grace : a novel. New York: Simon and Schuster, c1985.

* Deighton, Len. XPD. New York: Ballantine Books, 1982.

* [Harris, Tomás]. Garbo : the spy who saved D-Day. Richmond, Surrey: Public Record Office, c2000.

* Haswell, Jock. D-Day : intelligence and deception. New York: Times Books, c1979.

* Infield, Tom. Fifty years after the war : the people who were there recall the major events of World War II. Philadelphia: Camino Books, c1996.

* Ingersoll, Ralph. Top secret. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1946.

* Leslie, Peter. Anvil. New York: Zebra Books, Kensington Publishing, 1986.

* Masterman, J. C. The double-cross system in the war of 1939 to 1945. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1972.

* Miller, Francis Trevelyan. The complete history of World War II. [Armed Services Memorial Edition]. Chicago, Ill: Progress Research Corporation, 1949.

* Ostrovsky, Victor, and Claire Hoy. By way of deception. New York: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 1991.

* Popov, Dusko. Spy / counterspy : the autobiography of Dusko Popov. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, [1974].

* Silva, Daniel. The unlikely spy. New York: Villard Books, 1997.

* Sugarman, Tracy. My war : a love story in letters and drawings. New York: Random House, c2000.

* Waller, John H. The unseen war in Europe : espionage and conspiracy in the Second World War. [New York: Random House, c1996] (title page wanting).

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence
  • Memoirs
  • Photographs
  • Writings (document genre)
Subject(s)
  • Jewish soldiers--United States--Biography
  • Jews--United States--History--20th century
  • Soldiers--United States--Correspondence
  • Soldiers--United States--History--20th century
  • World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Jewish
  • World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
  • World War, 1939-1945--Theater and the war

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Collection Inventory

I.  Correspondence. 12 boxes.

Series Description

A. Correspondence to and from Jack Rosenfeld. 3 boxes. This subseries, arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent, and then chronologically within each file, comprises correspondence of Jack Rosenfeld with his siblings and extended family members, as well as friends, and fellow military personnel (these categories overlap, since many friends and family members were also serving in the military). The bulk of the items are dated during the period of Jack's military service, from September 1942 to December 1945, with only scattered items in 1946 and 1947, primarily from fellow "A" Force members and others he knew from military service. (One item dated 1956 is from the writer Arthur Miller, who responded to an inquiry from Jack Rosenfeld about Miller's juvenile delinquency project.)

The correspondence is predominantly incoming, but approximately twenty items from Jack Rosenfeld are included, and are interfiled under the appropriate correspondents. Correspondence from him is found in the files of his sister, Bess Katz, and his brother, Max Rosenfeld, as well as those of David and Anna Rosenberg (an uncle and aunt); Carl and Selma Solov (parents of Sylvia Rosenfeld); and Nathan Solov (brother of Sylvia Rosenfeld). Also included in this subseries are a handful of items addressed to Sylvia Rosenfeld (mainly postcards from friends or acquaintances who were serving in the Army).

Most items bear annotations in the hand of Jack Rosenfeld, conveying such details as where he was stationed at the time, and what rank he held; the approximate date, if not specified in the letter; and sometimes fuller information identifying the correspondent.

At the end of the subseries are three files of special groupings of correspondence, and a file of unidentified correspondents.

B. Correspondence between Jack Rosenfeld and his parents, Samuel and Pauline Rosenfeld. 1 Box. Correspondence from Jack Rosenfeld's parents to Jack is followed by Jack's correspondence to his parents, and items are arranged chronologically within each subgroup. Most items bear annotations in the hand of Jack Rosenfeld, indicating where he was stationed at the time, and what rank he held; and the approximate date, if not specified in the letter.

B. 1. Correspondence from Samuel and Pauline Rosenfeld to Jack Rosenfeld. The correspondence to Jack from his parents is predominantly in Yiddish, in the hand of his father, with some letters from his mother written in English, as well as English-language greeting cards and telegrams. Almost without exception, original letters in Yiddish are accompanied by a typed English-language translation made by Jack's sister, Bess Katz. Also included are English translations of some of Samuel Rosenfeld's V-Mail letters in Yiddish; those translations are accompanied by enlarged photocopies of the original V-Mail items, which can be found in subseries D.2 (the photocopies were made by Bess Katz for ease of reading when she worked on the translations).

B. 2. Correspondence from Jack Rosenfeld to his parents and family. All of the letters of Jack Rosenfeld to his parents are addressed to both parents, and usually are addressed collectively to the entire circle of closer family members ("Folks," "Mom and Pop and kids"), including his sister; his brother, Max Rosenfeld; and their respective spouses. Addresses to individual family members are often interjected within the body of the letters. (Letters that Jack addressed individually to his brother or to his sister are found in their correspondence files in subseries A, above.)

C. Correspondence between Jack Rosenfeld and Sylvia Rosenfeld (née Solov). 4 Boxes. The correspondence from Sylvia to Jack is followed by his correspondence to her, and items are arranged chronologically within each subgroup. Most items bear annotations in the hand of Jack Rosenfeld, indicating where he was stationed at the time, and what rank he held; and the approximate date, if not specified in the letter.

D. V-Mail Correspondence. 4 boxes.

D. 1. V-Mail correspondence to and from Jack Rosenfeld.  Supplements subseries A, above, and is similarly arranged, first alphabetically by name of correspondent and then chronologically within each file. (Of the correspondents listed here, 16 are new, as compared with the correspondent list in subseries A.) As in subseries A, this correspondence is primarily incoming but a small number of items by Jack Rosenfeld are included and are interfiled under the appropriate correspondents. A few items are addressed to Sylvia Rosenfeld.

D. 2. V-Mail correspondence between Jack Rosenfeld and his parents, Samuel and Pauline Rosenfeld.  Supplements subseries B, above, and is similarly arranged: correspondence from Jack's parents to him is followed by his correspondence to his parents and family, and items are arranged chronologically within each subgroup.

D. 3. V-Mail correspondence between Jack Rosenfeld and Sylvia Rosenfeld.  Supplements subseries C, above, and is similarly arranged: correspondence from Sylvia to Jack is followed by his correspondence to her, and items are arranged chronologically within each subgroup.

A.  Correspondence to and from Jack Rosenfeld, 1942-1947, 1956. 3 boxes.

Note

The existence, extent, and date range of V-Mail correspondence is noted, when applicable; V-Mail for these correspondents is found in subseries D. 1.

Box Folder
Altman, Sarah (aunt of Jack Rosenfeld), 1944-1945. 9 items.
Language note

Mostly in French, with some English, and one item in Yiddish.

1 1

Arcuri, Ralph, 1945. 1 item.

1 2

Axelrod, Joe, 1943-1944. 10 items.

1 3

Belfus, Natalie (née Cooper; wife of Raymond Belfus), 1944-1945. 6 items (see also 2 items of V-Mail, 1944).

1 4

Belfus, Raymond (husband of Natalie Belfus), 1942-1945. 25 items (see also 15 items of V-Mail, 1943-1944).

1 5

Bell, Frederick A., 1945. 2 items.

1 6

Bennett, Joe, 1942; undated. 2 items.

1 7

Bessel, Jack, and wife, Nellie Bessel, 1946. 3 items.

1 8

Boogay, Sylvia, 1944. 2 items (see also 4 items of V-Mail, 1944-1945).

1 9

Brancato, Joseph ("Bronc"), with others (Champ, Red, Weber, Tony), 1943. 1 item.

1 10

Brignali, H. J., 1943. 1 item.

1 11
Brown, Elsie Jane, 1944-1945. 5 items.
Note

Includes two photographs, one of Elsie Jane Brown with Robert Gerdes, and one of him alone.

1 12

Capaci, Charles, 1943. 1 item.

1 13

Chait, Donald (son of Gertie Chait), 1942-1944. 4 items.

1 14
Chait, Gertie (née Geller; cousin of Jack Rosenfeld), 1942-1944. 10 items (see also 6 items of V-Mail, 1943-1944).
Note

Includes photograph of Betty and Milton Petkov.

1 15

Chait, Marlene (daughter of Gertie Chait), 1942-1944. 9 items (see also 2 items of V-Mail, 1943-1944).

1 16

Chaitt, Arthur L., 1942. 1 item.

1 17

Clarke, Dudley Wrangel, 1946-1947. 3 items.

1 18
Cleiman, David ("Tevy"), 1943-1945. 9 items (see also 2 items of V-Mail, 1943-1944).
Note

Letter of February 26, 1944 written on the verso of an undated letter to Cleiman from Martin ("Mare") Weiner; letter of circa March 31, 1944 written on the verso of a letter to Cleiman from Eve Grife (wife of Sidney Grife), dated March 14, 1944.

1 19

Crane, Randolph, 1945. 1 item.

1 20

Dunn, D. A., 1945. 1 item.

1 21

Dyen, David L., 1942-1944. 4 items (see also 1 item of V-Mail, 1944).

1 22

Ekstrom, Arne H., 1945. 2 items.

1 23

Feldman, Benjamin, 1942. 2 items (see also 1 item of V-Mail, 1943).

1 24

Food Fair Stores (former employer of Jack Rosenfeld), J. S. Schwartz, Chairman, 1945. 1 item.

1 25

Forman, Samuel, 1944-1945. 4 items.

1 26
Freedman, Julius ("Jules"), 1942-1945. 21 items (see also 10 items of V-Mail, 1944).
Note

Includes several items addressed jointly to Jack Rosenfeld, Ben Feldman, and Harry I. ("Reds") Gluskin.

1 27-28

Fremont, Lee M., and wife, June Fremont, 1946. 1 item.

1 29

Geller, Harry (cousin of Jack Rosenfeld), 1942-1945. 15 items (see also 3 items of V-Mail, 1944).

1 30-31

Gerdes, Robert, 1946. 1 item.

1 32

Gitlin, Clara (née Snyderman), 1942-1945; undated. 7 items (see also 7 items of V-Mail, 1943-1945).

1 33

Glazier, William, and wife, Rose Glazier, and daughters Baba and Jennie (uncle, aunt, and cousins of Jack Rosenfeld), 1942-1945. 9 items (see also 25 items of V-Mail, 1943-1945).

1 34

Gluskin, Harry I. ("Reds," "Slug"), 1942-1945. 12 items (see also 2 items of V-Mail, 1943-1944).

1 35

Gratch, Sophie, and husband, Milton ("Mealie") Gratch, and sons Sol and Irv (aunt, uncle, and cousins of Jack Rosenfeld), 1942. 3 items.

1 36

Grife, Sidney ("Schim"), 1943-1945. 11 items (see also 3 items of V-Mail from wife, Eve Grife, 1945).

1 37

Haber, Esther (cousin of Jack Rosenfeld), 1942; undated. 3 items.

1 38

Hardy, John E., 1945. 1 item.

1 39

Indictor, Norman (cousin of Jack Rosenfeld), 1943-1945. 3 items (see also 12 items of V-Mail, 1943-1945).

1 40

Katz, Bess (née Rosenfeld; sister of Jack Rosenfeld), 1942-1945. 174 items (see also 188 items of V-Mail, 1943-1945).

2 41-53

Katz, Martin (husband of Bess Katz), 1942-1945. 8 items (see also 12 items of V-Mail, 1943-1944).

2 54

Katz, Sara, and husband, Is Katz (brother of Martin Katz), 1942. 3 items (see also 20 items of V-Mail, 1943-1945).

2 55

Kepley, Rod S., 1945. 1 item.

2 56

Kienicksberg, Mr. (father of Solomon M. Kienicksberg), 1942. 1 item.

2 57

Kohn, Harry A., 1942. 2 items.

2 58

Kraft, Ruth (née Myers), 1942-1945. 17 items (see also 3 items of V-Mail, 1943).

2 59-60

Kramer [?], Paul, undated (circa 1942-1943). 1 item.

2 61

Kreitzer, Mike R., 1942. 2 items (see also 4 items of V-Mail, 1943).

2 62

Lapine, Anna, 1945. 1 item.

2 63

Levin, Sara, and husband, Manny Levin (cousins of Jack Rosenfeld), 1942. 1 item (see also 2 items of V-Mail, 1944-1945).

2 64

Levin, Sophie, and husband, John Levin (aunt and uncle of Jack Rosenfeld), 1945. 1 item.

2 65

Levin, Sylvia (cousin of Jack Rosenfeld; daughter of Sophie and John Levin), and family, 1942. 5 items (see also 8 items of V-Mail, 1943-1945).

2 66

Levitt, Al, 1945. 1 item.

2 67

Longfield, Robert V., 1944-1945. 2 items.

2 68
Luderowski, Adele, 1945. 3 items.
Note

Writes, in part, on behalf of fellow members of the Women's Army Corps, including: Nelda Little; Grace A. Lillard; Mary E. Gerchman; Helen D. Kosakowski; Margaret Blasko; and Olga Kentro.

2 69

Madsen, Earl K., 1944-1946. 5 items.

2 70

Magil, Leon H., 1942. 1 item.

2 71

Manning, John H., 1947. 1 item.

2 72
Markowitz, Min, and husband, Norman Markowitz, 1942-1943. 3 items (see also 1 item of V-Mail, 1943).
Note

Includes photograph of son David Barry Markowitz.

2 73

Mazer, Sophie, 1942. 1 item.

2 74

McGeary, Elmer R., 1945. 4 items.

2 75
Miller, Arthur (1915-2005), 1956. 1 item.
Description

Typed letter, signed; thanks Jack Rosenfeld for his interest in Miller's juvenile delinquency project but indicates that if the project goes ahead it would be under auspices already arranged.

2 76

Miller, Bea, 1942. 1 item.

2 77

Miller, Harry, and Gerry Miller, 1942-1944. 4 items (see also 5 items of V-Mail, 1943-1944).

2 78

Mitnick family, 1942. 1 item.

2 79

Myers, Joseph, and wife, Frances Myers, and daughter Etty (uncle, aunt, and cousin of Jack Rosenfeld), circa 1942-1945. 1 item (see also 1 item of V-Mail, 1945).

2 80

Olanoff, Rose S., and husband, Jack Olanoff (sister and brother-in-law of Sylvia Rosenfeld's mother, Selma Solov), 1944. 1 item (see also 3 items of V-Mail, 1944-1945).

2 81

Patterson, Robert P., 1943. 1 item.

3 82

Petkov, Betty (née Geller; cousin of Jack Rosenfeld), 1943. 1 item.

3 83
Powell, Glenn, 1944-1946. 13 items.
Note

Includes two photographs, one of Naples, Italy, and the other of Glen Powell on horseback, probably in Italy.

3 84

Robbins, Joe H., 1944-1945. 2 items.

3 85

Rosenberg, David, and wife, Anna Rosenberg (uncle and aunt of Jack Rosenfeld), 1942-1945. 5 items (see also 1 item of V-Mail, 1944 ).

3 86

Rosenfeld, Abe (uncle of Jack Rosenfeld), 1942-1945. 8 items (see also 3 items of V-Mail, 1944-1945).

3 87

Rosenfeld, David, and wife, Bess Rosenfeld, and daughters Marlene ("Mimi") and Cynthia ("Syma") (uncle, aunt, and cousins of Jack Rosenfeld), 1942-1945. 13 items (see also 33 items of V-Mail, 1943-1945).

3 88
Rosenfeld, Max, and wife, Rose Rosenfeld, and son, Bobby Rosenfeld (brother, sister-in-law, and nephew of Jack Rosenfeld), 1942-1945. 40 items (see also 52 items of V-Mail from Max Rosenfeld and 90 items from Rose Rosenfeld, 1943-1945).
Note

Includes two photographs (Folder 94), one of Rose Rosenfeld with baby daughter Sue Ann, and another of Rose, Sue Ann, and Bobby Rosenfeld.

3 89-94

Rosenfeld, Osher ("Zeda"; grandfather of Jack Rosenfeld), and Osher's daughter Millie Fox (née Rosenfeld) and her husband, Isador Fox (aunt and uncle of Jack Rosenfeld), 1942. 2 items.

3 95

Rosoff, William, 1942. 1 item.

3 96

Sawyer, Mal, 1945. 3 items.

3 97

Schwartz, Mary W. (wife of Food Fair Stores chairman Julius S. Schwartz?), 1944. 2 items (see also 1 item of V-Mail, 1943).

3 98

Segal, Pearl, 1942-1945. 7 items (see also 2 items of V-Mail, 1944-1945).

3 99

Shain, Carl, 1943-1946. 11 items.

3 100

Sipics, Ignatius ("Iggy"), 1943. 1 item.

3 101

Snyder, Jennie (aunt of Jack Rosenfeld), 1945. 1 item.

3 102

Snyder, Martin (cousin of Jack Rosenfeld), 1944-1945. 4 items.

3 103

Snyder, Morris, and wife, Jean Snyder (uncle and aunt of Jack Rosenfeld), 1945. 2 items.

3 104

Snyderman, Sam, and wife, Bessie (uncle and aunt of Jack Rosenfeld), 1942-1943. 3 items.

3 105

Solov, Carl N., and wife, Selma Solov (parents of Sylvia Rosenfeld), 1942-1945. 12 items.

3 106
Solov, Nathan C. (brother of Sylvia Rosenfeld), 1942. 30 items (see also 12 items of V-Mail, 1943-1944).
Note

Includes photograph of Nathan Solov in Army uniform. Two items are addressed to his parents, Carl and Selma Solov.

3 107-109

Stanton, Eleanor ("Pat"), 1942-1943. 7 items (see also 1 item of V-Mail, 1943).

3 110

Steingard, Nelson (cousin of Jack Rosenfeld), 1942-1945. 9 items (see also 5 items of V-Mail, 1943-1945).

3 111

Techner, Martin, 1943. 3 items.

3 112

Wall, Kenneth L., 1944. 2 items.

3 113

Weiner, Martin ("Mare"), 1942-1944. 10 items.

3 114

Correspondence grouped by occasion, 1942. 18 items. Plain postcards from various correspondents, addressed to Jack Rosenfeld at Fort Bragg, NC, all bearing messages of only a few words, and postmarked September 18, 1942.

3 115

Correspondence grouped by occasion, 1945. 20 items. Congratulatory telegrams addressed to Jack and Sylvia Rosenfeld, from various correspondents, on the occasion of their wedding, December 2, 1945.

3 116

Correspondence grouped by occasion, 1947. 6 items. Congratulatory greeting cards addressed to Jack and Sylvia Rosenfeld, from various correspondents, upon the birth of their son, Arthur Rosenfeld.

3 117

Unidentified correspondents, 1942-1943. 3 items.

3 118

B.  Correspondence between Jack Rosenfeld and his parents, Samuel and Pauline Rosenfeld, 1942-1945. 1 box.

Note

Correspondence between Jack Rosenfeld and his parents in the form of V-Mail is found in subseries D. 2.

Box Folder
Correspondence from Samuel Rosenfeld and Pauline Rosenfeld (née Snyderman; "Shorty") (parents of Jack Rosenfeld) to Jack Rosenfeld, September 1942 - August 1945. 86 items.
Description

Predominantly items handwritten in Yiddish, accompanied by typed English translations made by Bess Katz. (The Yiddish items are signed sometimes from father, and sometimes from parents.) Of a total 46 original items, 23 are in Yiddish, with accompanying translation; 1 is in Yiddish with no translation (March 21, 1943); and 22 are in English (16 of those are letters in the hand of Pauline Rosenfeld, and 6 are greeting cards or telegrams). Of the remaining items, 3 items, in September 1942, are present solely in the form of handwritten English translations by Jack Rosenfeld, with the original Yiddish items wanting; 36 are typed English translations made by Bess Katz of V-Mails in Yiddish (enlarged photocopies of the V-Mails are included; the original V-Mail items can be found in subseries D. 2); and 1 item is a photocopy of a V-Mail in English from Pauline Rosenfeld (February 22, 1945; the original V-Mail was not found in the collection).

Please note that although many items of V-Mail are included here in the form of photocopies, these comprise only a portion of the V-Mail correspondence, and the V-Mail subseries must still be consulted for most of the V-Mail correspondence.

4 119-126

Correspondence from Jack Rosenfeld to Samuel and Pauline Rosenfeld and family, September 1942 - January 1945. 219 items.

4 127-139

C.  Correspondence between Jack Rosenfeld and Sylvia Rosenfeld (née Solov), 1942-1945. 4 boxes.

Note

Correspondence between Jack Rosenfeld and Sylvia Rosenfeld in the form of V-Mail is found in subseries D. 3.

Box Folder

Correspondence from Sylvia Rosenfeld to Jack Rosenfeld, September 1942 - February 1943. 162 items.

5 140-155

Correspondence from Sylvia Rosenfeld to Jack Rosenfeld, March 1943 - December 1946; undated. 151 items.

6 156-172

Correspondence from Jack Rosenfeld to Sylvia Rosenfeld, September 1942 - March 1943. 191 items.

7 173-185

Correspondence from Jack Rosenfeld to Sylvia Rosenfeld, April 1943 - October 1945. 142 items.

8 186-205

D.  V-Mail (Victory Mail) correspondence, 1943-1945. 4 boxes.

1.  V-Mail correspondence to and from Jack Rosenfeld, 1942-1945.

Box Folder

Baum, Mrs. J. G., 1943. 1 item.

9 206

Belfus, Natalie, 1944. 2 items.

9 207

Belfus, Ray, 1943-1944. 15 items.

9 208

Boogay, Sylvia, 1944-1945. 4 items.

9 209

Chait, Gertie, 1943-1944. 6 items.

9 210

Chait, Marlene, 1943-1944. 2 items.

9 211

Cleiman, David ("Tevy"), 1943-1944. 2 items.

9 212

Cleiman, Sylvia (sister of David Cleiman), 1943. 1 item.

9 213

Coplin, Sol, 1944. 2 items.

9 214

Dyen, David L., 1944. 1 item.

9 215

Edelstein, Mr. and Mrs. I., 1944-1945. 3 items.

9 216

Ehlmer, Nathan, 1943-1944. 2 items.

9 217

Feldman, Benjamin, 1943. 1 item.

9 218

Feldman, Bernie, 1944. 1 item.

9 219

Freedman, Julius, 1944. 10 items.

9 220

Geller, Harry, 1944. 3 items.

9 221

Gitlin, Clara (née Snyderman), 1943-1945. 7 items.

9 222

Glazier, William, and wife, Rose Glazier, and daughters Baba and Jennie, 1943-1945. 24 items.

9 223

Gluskin, Harry I. ("Reds"), 1943-1944. 2 items.

9 224

Grife, Eve (wife of Sidney Grife), 1945. 1 item.

9 225

Indictor, Norman, 1943-1945. 12 items.

9 226

Katz, Bess (née Rosenfeld), 1943-1945. 188 items.

9 227-235

Katz, Martin, 1943-1944. 12 items.

9 236

Katz, Sara, and husband, Is Katz, 1943-1945. 20 items.

9 237

Kraft, Ruth (née Myers), 1943. 3 items.

9 238

Kreitzer, Mike R., 1943. 4 items.

9 239

Levin, Sara, and husband, Manny, 1944-1945. 2 items.

9 240

Levin, Sylvia, and family, including Judy Levin, 1943-1945. 8 items.

9 241

Markowitz, Min, and husband, Norman Markowitz, 1943. 1 item.

9 242

Meyers, Mimi, 1944-1945. 3 items.

9 243

Miller, Gerry, 1943-1944. 5 items.

9 244

Myers, Joseph, and wife, Frances Myers, and daughter Etty, 1945. 1 item.

9 245

Olanoff, Rose S., and husband, Jack Olanoff, 1944-1945. 3 items.

9 246

Reshall, Marlene (cousin of Jack Rosenfeld; sister of Ruth Reshall), 1945. 1 item.

9 247

Reshall, Ruth (cousin of Jack Rosenfeld; sister of Marlene Reshall), 1943. 2 items.

9 248

Rosenberg, David, and wife, Anna Rosenberg, 1944. 1 item.

9 249

Rosenfeld, Abe, 1944-1945. 3 items.

9 250

Rosenfeld, David, and wife, Bess Rosenfeld, and daughters Marlene ("Mimi") and Cynthia ("Syma"), 1943-1945. 33 items.

9 251

Rosenfeld, Max, 1943-1945. 52 items.

10 252-253

Rosenfeld, Rose, 1943-1945. 90 items.

10 254-256

Schwartz, Mary W., 1943. 1 item.

10 257

Segal, Pearl, 1944-1945. 2 items.

10 258

Seidman, Ben, 1944. 2 items.

10 259

Solov, Carl N., and wife, Selma Solov, 1943-1945. 10 items.

10 260

Solov, Nathan C., 1943-1944. 13 items.

10 261

Spiller, Ethel, 1944-1945. 2 items.

10 262

Spiller, Sam, 1945. 2 items.

10 263

Stanton, Eleanor ("Pat"), 1943. 1 item.

10 264

Steingard, Nelson, 1943-1944. 5 items.

10 265

Steingard, Sol (cousin of Jack Rosenfeld; brother of Nelson Steingard), 1944. 5 items.

10 266

Weindell, Pat, 1945. 1 item.

10 267

Weiner, Isie H. (brother of Martin Weiner?), 1942-1943. 3 items.

10 268

2.  V-Mail correspondence between Jack Rosenfeld and his parents, Samuel and Pauline Rosenfeld, 1943-1945.

Box Folder
V-Mail correspondence from Samuel and Pauline Rosenfeld to Jack Rosenfeld, May 1943 - September 1945. 110 items.
Description

Comprises 99 items in Yiddish, written by Samuel Rosenfeld; and 11 items in English, written by Pauline Rosenfeld. English translations made by Bess Katz of 36 of the Yiddish items can be found in subseries B. 1, above.

10 269-272

V-Mail correspondence from Jack Rosenfeld to Samuel and Pauline Rosenfeld and family, June 1943 - May 1945. 129 items.

10 273-282

3.  V-Mail correspondence between Jack Rosenfeld and Sylvia Rosenfeld (née Solov), 1943-1945.

Box Folder

V-Mail correspondence from Sylvia Rosenfeld to Jack Rosenfeld, June 1943 - September 1945. 650 items.

11 283-306

V-Mail correspondence from Jack Rosenfeld to Sylvia Rosenfeld, June 1943 - September 1945. 595 items.

12 307-329

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II.  Writings of Jack Rosenfeld, 1943-1945; circa 1995-2003; undated. 8 folders.

Arrangement

Arranged roughly in chronological order.

Box Folder
Writings for newspapers of the United States Armed Forces, 1943, 1945. 2 items.
Contents

* Letter to the editor, Oran, Algeria, August 20, 1943 (for "Mail Call" of Stars and Stripes). 2 carbon copies of typed letter, one signed. 2 leaves.

* "Special Services civilian post-war, or: You never had it so good?" typescript with handwritten emendations, circa July 1945. 3 leaves. Published in Special Service, Off-Duty News, July 15, 1945 (Vol. 1, no. 3; publication of Special Service, Special Troops, 6th Army Group). For printed copies of the publication, see Oversize series.

13 330
Memoir about experiences in the Second World War - Copy 1, typescript, December 1995. 36 leaves. This copy of the memoir was bound in a report cover labeled along the margin, in Jack Rosenfeld's hand: "A" Force (the report cover is included). Some original items of memorabilia are tipped in. Also included are the following materials that were bound together in the same report cover with the memoir: photocopies of Jack Rosenfeld's report of separation form, and of his Bronze Star Medal certificate; and a sheaf of his handwritten notes related to his reading of Anthony Cave Brown's book Bodyguard of Lies.
Note

Several items of correspondence that were originally bound in the same report cover with this copy of the memoir have been integrated in the Correspondence series; see the correspondence files for: Dudley Wrangel Clarke; John H. Manning; and Arne H. Ekstrom. Also included was Jack Rosenfeld's copy of United States Army Special Orders Number 274, October 1, 1945, showing his transfer for shipment to the United States; this item can be found in the Memorabilia series, Folder 339.

13 331

Memoir about experiences in the Second World War - Copy 2, typescript, circa December 1995. 27 leaves. This copy of the memoir is inscribed by Jack Rosenfeld to his sister, Bess Katz, and her husband, Martin Katz. It includes at back photocopies of Jack Rosenfeld's certificate of honorable discharge, of his report of separation form, of his Bronze Star Medal certificate, and of a photograph of him receiving the Bronze Star Medal.

13 332

Memoir about experiences in the Second World War - Copies 3 and 4, typescripts, circa December 1995. Two copies, each of 24 leaves. Each of these copies includes at back a photocopy of Jack Rosenfeld's certificate of honorable discharge.

13 333

Memoir about family and childhood, typescript with handwritten emendations, circa 2000 or later. 7 leaves. Labeled on the first page: "Draft #1." This memoir was bound in a report cover (included) bearing the inscription, in Jack Rosenfeld's hand: Intro - 1942-1945. What a trip: from here to paternity.

13 334

Notes and drafts, handwritten, circa 1995, 2003, undated. 27 leaves. Includes drafts of cover notes to family members (circa fall 1995) upon mailing to them the above memoir of experiences in the Second World War; timelines/outlines related to the writing of, or plans to expand the same memoir, including Rosenfeld's notes upon re-reading his own wartime correspondence; and notes about avenues of research to pursue (dated 2003).

13 335

Notes and drafts, handwritten, 2003, undated. 47 leaves. Material found laid in Jack Rosenfeld's personal copies of books about the Second World War (see note on Separated Materials, above); the notes are grouped and labeled accordingly. Includes draft versions of some passages of the 1995 memoir.

13 336-337

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III.  Memorabilia, 1910-2003. 1 small box of artifacts + 1 box of print memorabilia.

A.  Memorabilia related to Jack Rosenfeld's service in the United States Army during the Second World War, 1942-1945.

Box Folder

Military medals, pins, dog tags, circa 1942-1945. 18 items in two original cases, both with gilt lettering reading: "Bronze Star Medal." Includes Bronze Star Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

14 --

Documents and ephemera, circa 1942-1943.

15 338

Documents and ephemera, circa 1944 to early 1945.

15 339

Documents and ephemera, circa May to October 1945.

15 340

Ephemera related to Entertainment Section, Special Service Division: performance of the show "Ten Minute Break," North Africa, October 1943.

15 341

Ephemera related to Entertainment Section, Special Service Division: performance of the show "Here Comes Junior," Vittel, France, November 1944.

15 342

Ephemera related to Entertainment Section, Special Service Division: performance of the show "The Barracks of Whimper Street," France, February 1945.

15 343

Ephemera related to Entertainment Section, Special Service Division: miscellaneous/unidentified scripts and notes, undated.

15 344

Ephemera related to Entertainment Section, Special Service Division: miscellaneous/unidentified song lyrics, undated. Includes a printed copy of Gamble's Parody Book No. 2 (East Liverpool, Ohio: E. L. Gamble, c1942).

15 345

Miscellaneous undated ephemera related to period of military service.

15 346

Documents and ephemera related to discharge from military service, circa November 1945.

15 347

B.  Memorabilia related to Jack Rosenfeld's family and post-war life, 1910-2003.

Box Folder

Memorabilia related to Samuel and Pauline Rosenfeld, 1910-1957.

15 348

Memorabilia related to marriage and wedding of Jack Rosenfeld and Sylvia Rosenfeld (née Solov), on December 2, 1945. 5 items.

15 349

Memorabilia related to Jack Rosenfeld's post-war life, circa December 1945 to 2003; undated.

15 350

Materials related to Jack Rosenfeld's contact with the Veteran's History Project, American Folklife Center, Washington, DC, 2002-2003.

15 351

C.  Clippings collected or saved by Jack Rosenfeld.

Box Folder

Clippings, 1942-1945. Mostly from Philadelphia newspapers. Includes a collection of 17 clippings of a joke column distributed by the Detroit News and Bell Syndicate. For additional clippings from the war era, see Oversize series; some scattered clippings and fliers can also be found in Correspondence.

15 352

Clippings, 1997-2003. Related to the history of the Second World War.

15 353

D.  Periodicals and pamphlets collected or saved by Jack Rosenfeld.

Box Folder
Periodicals and pamphlets, 1942-1946.
Contents

* Shofar (Bnai Jeshurun Youth Community newsletter), Philadelphia, March 3, 1942. 1 leaf.

* Jewish Youth Community Weekly Newsletter, Philadelphia, October 23, 1942. 2 pages.

* The Jewish Youth Commentator, Philadelphia, 2 issues, October 1942 and February 1943. 2 pages each.

* The Post (publication of local Philadelphia Civilian Defense Council, Post 9), January 1943. 5 leaves.

* The Food Fair Star (employee publication of Food Fair Stores). Philadelphia, April 1945. 12 pages.

* KZ: Bildbericht aus fünf Konzentrationslagern (published by the United States Office of War Information), circa May 1945. 15 leaves. Another copy is found in Correspondence, Folder 198.

* The Ashes of Six Million Jews, by Fred Blair (Milwaukee, Wis.: People's Book Shop, 1946). 23 pages.

15 354

Periodicals, 2000. The January and February issues of World War II (Primedia Special Interest Publications).

15 355

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IV.  Photographs. 2 albums.

Arrangement and Description

Arranged in two albums representing a broad chronological division between photographs taken during the Second World War, and those taken later on. Within each album photographs are arranged in very general groupings, as noted in the headings below; within each grouping, an attempt has been made to keep together photographs that seem to have been taken in the same locale or to belong to the same roll of film. Both albums include unidentified photographs of relatives or friends; at the back of the first album is a handful of such photographs that probably date from before the war. A group of unidentified negatives is included at the back of the second album. Additional photographs that were enclosed in correspondence can be found in the files of the appropriate correspondents in Series I.

Album: Photographs taken during or before the Second World War. 156 items.

Contents

* Photographs of Jack Rosenfeld, or taken by him, in the locations where he was stationed, including the United States, North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany, 1942-1945. Includes two photographs of Jack Rosenfeld and Sylvia Rosenfeld (née Solov), circa 1942.

* Photographs related to Jack Rosenfeld's receiving the Bronze Star Medal, May 1945

* Photographs of Sylvia Rosenfeld and friends, circa 1944-1945

* Photographs of friends and relatives of Jack Rosenfeld taken during or before the Second World War. Includes photographs of Ray Belfus and Natalie Belfus; of Victor Katz, nephew of Jack Rosenfeld, as an infant; and of unidentified subjects.

Box
16

Album: Photographs taken after the Second World War. 95 items (including 19 unidentified negatives).

Contents

* Photographs of Jack and Sylvia Rosenfeld with family members, 1950 to 1990s. Subjects include son, Arthur Rosenfeld; daughter, Ruthie Rosenfeld; Jack's mother, Pauline Rosenfeld; nephew Bobby Rosenfeld; and Sylvia Rosenfeld's brother Zachary Solov. Includes negatives for one group of photographs.

* Photographs of family members, relatives or friends, circa 1950s to 1980s. Subjects include Arthur Rosenfeld and Ruthie Rosenfeld; and unidentified subjects.

* Unidentified negatives

Box
17

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V.  Oversize. 9 items.

Box Folder

Writings of Jack Rosenfeld:  Special Service, Off-Duty News, vol. 1, no. 3 (July 15, 1945), containing article by Jack Rosenfeld, "Special Services civilian post-war, or: You never had it so good?" 2 pages (3 copies).

18 356
Memorabilia related to Jack Rosenfeld's service in the United States Army during the Second World War: Posters about the European Theater of Operations (ETO) Soldier Show Contest, circa August 1945.
Contents

* Poster: "Listen to 'Soldier Show Time' every Wednesday evening...."

* Poster: "Enter the ETO Soldier Shows Contest." With illustration by Jack Bessel.

18 357
Memorabilia: Clippings, 1941-1943.
Contents

* "Japs attack U. S." Front page of Philadelphia Inquirer, December 8, 1941. 1 leaf.

* "Thompson, Spain Vet, Hero in Buna Victory," unidentified New York newspaper, circa January 7, 1943. Was enclosed in a letter to Jack Rosenfeld from Bess Katz, in January 1943. 1 leaf.

* "Post-War Forum No. 5: Russia and the Peace," PM Daily (New York, NY), February 1, 1943. 2 leaves.

18 358

Memorabilia: Army Air Forces (AAF) cloth chart, 1944. “No. 7 Mediterranean France” and (on verso) “No. 8 Lyon Torino.” Reproduced under the direction of the Commanding General, Army Air Forces, for the Aeronautical Chart Service by the Army Map Service, Washington, D. C.; copied by Lake Survey Branch, A.M.S., Detroit, Michigan, April 1944.

18 359

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Index of correspondents who served in the Allied Armed Forces during the Second World War.

Folder

Arcuri, Ralph.

2

Axelrod, Joe.

3

Bell, Frederick A.

6

Bennett, Joe.

7

Brancato, Joseph.

10

Brignali, H. J.

11

Brown, Elsie Jane (Women's Army Corps; "A" Force).

12

Capaci, Charles.

13

Chaitt, Arthur L.

17

Clarke, Dudley Wrangel ("A" Force).

18

Cleiman, David.

19, 212

Dunn, D. A. ("A" Force).

21

Ehlmer, Nathan.

217

Ekstrom, Arne H. ("A" Force).

23

Feldman, Benjamin.

24, 218

Freedman, Julius.

27-28, 220

Geller, Harry.

30-31, 221

Gerdes, Robert ("A" Force).

12, 32

Gluskin, Harry I.

35, 224

Grife, Sidney.

37

Hardy, John E. ("A" Force).

39

Katz, Martin.

54, 236

Kohn, Harry A.

58

Longfield, Robert V.

68

Luderowski, Adele (Women's Army Corps).

69

Madsen, Earl K.

70

Manning, John H.

72

McGeary, Elmer R.

75

Patterson, Robert P.

82

Powell, Glenn.

84

Robbins, Joe H.

85

Sawyer, Mal ("A" Force).

97

Seidman, Ben.

259

Shain, Carl.

100

Sipics, Ignatius.

101

Snyder, Martin.

103

Solov, Nathan C.

107-109, 261

Steingard, Nelson.

111, 265

Techner, Martin.

112

Wall, Kenneth L.

113

Weiner, Martin.

19, 114

Weiner, Isie H.

268

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