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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Dates:  1928-1981

Creator:  Morris Arnovitz

Summary/Abstract:  Morris Arnovitz was a navigator with the Army Air Corps and had completed 21 missions before being shot down over Germany.  He was a prisoner of war in Germany for the remainder of the war.  Of special interest are his flight log and a journal kept by him while a prisoner of war. His papers consist primarily documents relating to the military service of Morris Arnovitz during World War II.

Quantity/Physical Description: .2 linear feet

Language(s):  English

Repository:  The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Restrictions on Access:  There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Restrictions on 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Preferred Citation:  Box #, Folder #, Mss 69, Morris Arnovitz Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Arrangement:  All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Morris Arnovitz was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1916. He was a graduate of Tech High school and the University of Virginia, class of 1937. He was in the real estate and insurance business before joining the service during World War II. He was a navigator with the Army Air Corps and his plane was shot down on October 7th, 1944 during a raid on Politz, Germany. He was taken to a POW camp near Nuremberg until he was able to escape in the final near the end of the war. He was a member of Ahavath Achim Congregation and the Progressive Club.

Scope and Content:  Researchers studying the Morris Arnovitz Papers will gain insight into Jewish life in Atlanta and the life of a POW during World War II. All material is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Ahavath Achim Bible Class – membership card Undated
2 Miscellany Undated
3 Newspaper articles 1945-1954
4 Public school records 1928-1933
5 World War II – flight and gunnery schools 1943-1944
6 World War II – flight log 1944
7 World War II – military documents, newspaper articles, and memorabilia 1944-1945
8 World War II – prisoner of war correspondence and telegrams 1944-1981
9 World War II – prisoner of war journal, documents and memorabilia 1944
10 World War II – prisoner of war, newspaper and newletter accounts 1944-1945


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