[Letter to Gilbert Family]

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Two photostat copies of a typed letter from William J. Voelker Jr. to Mrs. Max Gilbert, mother of Private Harold Gilbert. The letter describes the attack that killed Harold Gilbert, and discusses the details of Gilbert's burial in Normandy, France on on Dec. 27, 1944.

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2 p. ; 28 x 22 cm.

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Voelker, William J., Jr. April 30, 1945.

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Fort Worth Jewish Archives

The Fort Worth Jewish Archives, a program of the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, presents its collection of archival materials that document the development of a strong ethnic immigrant community over several generations. It includes photographs and archival materials from a multitude of organizations including Men's Chevra Kadisha, Dan Danciger Jewish Community Center, Jewish War Veterans, National Council of Jewish Women, Hadassah, B'nai B'rith Women and Ahavath Sholom.

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Two photostat copies of a typed letter from William J. Voelker Jr. to Mrs. Max Gilbert, mother of Private Harold Gilbert. The letter describes the attack that killed Harold Gilbert, and discusses the details of Gilbert's burial in Normandy, France on on Dec. 27, 1944.

Physical Description

2 p. ; 28 x 22 cm.

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Private Gilbert’s body was subsequently exhumed and buried in the Ahavath Sholom Cemetery in Fort Worth.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2010

Rescuing Texas History 2010, presents local history materials from twelve partners: Bell/Whittington Public Library, Cedar Hill Museum of History, Cleveland Historic Society, Cooke County Library, Dallas Firefighters Museum, Dallas Municipal Archives, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, Fort Worth Jewish Archives, Friench Simpson Memorial Library, Harris County Archives, Longview Public Library, McAllen Memorial Public Library, Mesquite Public Library, Midwestern State University, Richardson Public Library, St. Philips College, Texas Woman's University, and the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

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  • April 30, 1945

Start & End Dates

  • 1944 - 1945

Added to The Portal to Texas History

  • Sept. 29, 2010, 3:59 p.m.

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  • March 15, 2011, 2 p.m.

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Voelker, William J., Jr. [Letter to Gilbert Family], letter, April 30, 1945; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117204/: accessed December 5, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Fort Worth Jewish Archives.