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Herbert Frederick Rothschild papers

 Collection — Box: 03.0045 - Box 1
Identifier: 03.0045

Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Herbert Frederick Rothschild who served as an infantryman in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater (ETO) in the 7th Army (which also included the French 1st Army). Rothschild's service also included the 103rd Infantry Division, 411th Infantry Regiment.  The collection contains a manuscript written by Rothschild. The manuscript consists of letters sent by the author to his family, daily military morning reports at the company level, "The Story of the 103rd Infantry Division -- Report After Action," sketches made by the author in Europe, photographs taken by the author and others in his outfit, military documents, excerpts from military magazines such as Yank and Stars and Stripes,  related articles selected from history books, military reference books, and military history maps.


  • 1944-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/06/2003


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

Herbert Frederick Rothschild was born on March 20, 1925 and passed away on February 16, 2017. He is buried along side his wife Lucille at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery Shoreline, King County, WA. In his manuscript, he describes crossing the Upper Vosges Mountains to the Rhine Plain, with descriptions of the character of Alsace/Lorraine, and its people, movement north and through the lower Vosges Mountains through the German Siegfried Line, and "Battle of the Bulge" German operations "Norwind," action through Germany, occupation in Austria, liberation of German concentration camps and Landsberg Prison in Bavaria, capture of Brenner Pass between Austria and Italy, and victory in Europe, V-E Day.


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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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Herbert Frederick Rothschild

Herbert Frederick Rothschild papers
Craig Whittington
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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