Harold Drebin papers, 1932-1945  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Drebin, Harold
Title
Harold Drebin papers
Dates
1932-1945 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 vertical file
Collection Number
5993 (Accession No. 5993-001)
Summary
Four letters from German student Rudolf Berge to his American pen pal, Harold Drebin, and clippings and two booklets from Drebin's service in the United States Army Engineers during World War II
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Harold Drebin (1916-2008) was born in Seattle and attended Seward School and Broadway High School. He majored in forestry at the University of Washington, but before graduating joined the United States Army as a volunteer in 1940. In the Army, he served in Alaska as a surveyor, and then in Europe after D-Day, including during the capture of Paris. When the war ended, he was in Salzburg, Austria. After the war, Drebin started a long career in sales, married his wife Priscilla, and had four children.

Rudolf Berge was a nineteen year old student in Zittau, Germany near the border with Czechoslovakia at the time he wrote the letters to Harold Drebin. He was killed while on the Russian front fighting for the German army.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Four letters in English, dating from 1932-1933, from Rudolf Berge to his American pen pal, Harold Drebin in Seattle. Letters from Berge describe his activities and his opinions of politics in Germany, including treatment of Jews. Materials also include clippings and two booklets from Drebin's service in the United States Army Engineers, 1941 and 1945.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Jewish veterans--Washington (State)
  • Jews--Washington (State)
  • Personal Names :
  • Drebin, Harold--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Ephemera
  • Personal correspondence
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington) (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)