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Repatriated American soldiers, former German prisoners, wave at the welcome sight of the New York City skyline when the M.S. Gripsholm docked at Jersey City, February 1945
Vintage wire photograph on paper
7 1/4 x 8 7/16 in. (18.42 x 21.43 cm)

Creation Place: North America
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Restricted Gift of Michael Mattis, Judy Hochberg, and Daniel Mattis, in honor of Kathleen Stewart Howe
Accession Number: P2019.21.342

Commentary
Repatriated American soldiers who were prisoners of the Germans wave at the welcome sight of the New York City skyline when the M. S. Gripsholm, aboard which this photo was made, docked at Jersey City. The Gripsholm carried 463 exchanged U.S. prisoners, 623 civilians, 42 merchant seamen, 78 Canadian soldiers. Note all these men have lost their limbs, February 1945.

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Sheet: 7 15/16 x 9 7/8

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