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Noah Ginsberg Papers

Identifier: Mss 344

Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters and V-mail from Noah Ginsberg to his family in Savannah, Georgia, while serving in the United States Army during World War II (17th Armored Engineer Battalion). Correspondence was sent from Africa, Belgium, France, and Germany and dates from 1942 to 1945. Topics of his letters include daily military life, conditions relating to Jews, and family issues and events.


  • Creation: 1942 - 1945


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Noah Ginsberg was born in Savannah, Georgia, on July 28, 1918 to Abram/Abraham and Mamie Ginsberg. He lived in Savannah until joining the Army, where he served in North Africa and Europe during World War II, including seeing action in the Battle of the Bulge. After his war service, he married Lillian Rosenfeld, a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and returned to Georgia for two years. Subsequently, he moved to Wallace, North Carolina, were he opened Market Furniture Company and lived until his death on August 2, 1987. Ginsberg is buried in Beth Israel Cemetery in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Lillian Ginsberg died in 2006 and is buried beside her husband at Beth Israel.


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Letters written from U.S. Army soldier Noah Ginsberg to his family in Savannah, Georgia, during World War II.


Letters are arranged chronologically within each folder, and folders are arranged chronologically within the box.

Custodial History

The Noah Ginsberg Papers are part of the Savannah Jewish Archives that were transferred from the Georgia Historical Society to the Breman Museum in 2015.

Noah Ginsberg Papers, Mss 344
Valerie J. Frey (2001), Lynette Stoudt (2005), and Lindsay Resnick (2015)
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States