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Bent metal shard saved by a soldier in the Jewish Brigade, British Army

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Metal piece that belonged to Leo Englard, who served as a soldier in the Jewish Brigade Group during World War II. The British Army established the group in September 1944. It included more than 5000 Jewish volunteers living in Palestine and was the only independent, national Jewish unit to serve in WWII. The unit served in combat during the final battles for the liberation of Italy. The British dissolved the Brigade in the summer of 1946. Leo remained in Palestine and married Fanny Dominitz, a German Jewish Holocaust survivor who emigrated to Palestine in 1947. The couple had known each other in Germany and had corresponded throughout the war.

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  • Title: Bent metal shard saved by a soldier in the Jewish Brigade, British Army
  • Location: Germany--Emigration and immigration. Palestine--Emigration and immigration.
  • Provenance: The metal piece was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2007 by Fanny Englard, the widow of Leo Englard.
  • Subject Keywords: Jewish soldiers--Palestine--Biography. Jews, German--Palestine--Biography. World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Jewish.
  • Type: Tools and Equipment
  • Rights: Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Rectangular, flat, tarnished metal piece with one bent edge and spots of yellow paint on the top.

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