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Cecil Blumenstein transcript

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2000 Box 21 (.0592-00.0617), Folder: 00.0597
Identifier: 00.0597

Scope and Contents

Cecil Blumenstein (served 1943-1945) discusses his experiences in the 13th Armored Division in Germany in the winter and spring of 1945. Blumenstein was captured and spent a brief period of time in a POW camp before being liberated and sent back to the front. He fought in several engagements. This collection consists of an interview transcript.


  • Created: 1925-1946
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/13/2001


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Cecil Blumenstein was born on September 8, 1925, and served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army during World War II. Cecil resided in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania before enlisting on November 13, 1943. At the time of enlistment, Cecil was 18 years old, had 3 years of high school education and was single, without dependents. Two years later, Cecil was captured by the Germans. Cecil's capture was first reported to the International Committee of the Red Cross on April 12, 1945, and the last report was made on October 11, 1945. Based on these two reports, Cecil was imprisoned for at least 182 days. and then returned to military control, liberated or repatriated. He passed away on September 23, 2015.


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Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Source of Acquisition

Cecil Blumenstein

Method of Acquisition

Transcript of interview.

Cecil Blumenstein transcript
Dustin Whittington
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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