Deruy Collection


Deruy Collection


Deruy, Lawrence, 1915-2001
World War (1939-1945)
United States. Army


Lawrence Deruy served in the United States Army 79th Infantry during World War II. As part of his service, Deruy served in Germany as part of the Allied forces occupation beginning in April 1945.

Images in this collection include images of former German barracks, Dachau concentration camp, German towns in the Bavarian region, and United States Army soldiers on duty.

Collection Items

American Forces Network Broadcast
On verso: "AFN Broadcast from Largs Bay Club, Bamberg, Ger. Nov. 45. Linderman doing a tenor solo."

Bavarian Children Peddling Postcards
On verso: "Bavarian children peddling postcards near Hitler's home above Berchtesgaden, Ger. 16 Apr. 46. Jack Reid in picture."

Bamberg, Germany
Two men sit on a fence on the bank of the Regnitz River in Bamberg, Germany.On verso: "Pat & Mouldy. Bamberg, Ger. Spring 1946."

Ice Skating in Bamberg
Several people ice skate on the frozen Regnitz River in Bamberg, Germany.On verso: "Krauts ice skating on the River. Bamberg, Ger. Jan. 46."

Schutzstaffel Kaserne
An exterior view shows the former Schutzstaffel (SS) barracks at Bamberg.On verso: "Where I work SS Casserne at Bamberg, Ger. Oct. 45."

Brewery in Bamberg
On verso: "Brewery, near the Caserne. Bamberg, Ger. Mar. 46."

German Military Graves
Two Nazi soldier graves stand next to a few trees.On verso: "Two Kraut graves near the mess hall - Bamberg, Ger. Mar. 46."

Ten Minute Break
Several soldiers sit on the ground while taking a break during their travels.On verso: "On the road to Bad Tolz, Ger. 1 April 46. 10 minute break."

Angel of Peace
On verso: "Angel of Peace statue in Munich, Ger. March 1946."

American Red Cross Dugout
A soldier stands outside the entrance to an American Red Cross coffee shop called "Java Junction."On verso: "Near Sttutgart, Ger. 2 April 46. A Red Cross Dugout & fuel point on the autobahn."

American Red Cross Doughnut Dugout
A large sign stands outside the American Red Cross Doughnut Dugout.On verso: "Near Nurnberg, Ger. 1 April 46."

Entrance to Dachau Concentration Camp
On verso: "Entrance to Dachau Concentration Camp - Ger. April 46."

Crematorium at Dachau Concentration Camp
On verso: "Don Kemper & Larry in Crematorium at Dachau Con. Camp. April '46."

Crematorium at Dachau Concentration Camp
On verso: "Crematorium at Dachau Con. Camp. April '46." Sign in photograph reads "This area is being retained as a shrine to the 238,000 individuals who were cremated here. Please dont destroy."

Schutzstaffel Guards of Mauthausen Concentration Camp
On verso: "Unloading SS Prisoners of Mauthausen Con. Camp for trial at Dachau, Ger. April 46."

Larry Deruy in Unna, Germany
On verso: "Me drinking beer out of a big mug in Unna, Ger. May 45."

Modern Farming
On verso: "Modern farming. Germany. Aug. 45."

Evening in the Barracks
On verso: "Bamberg, Ger. Spring 1946. Evening in the barracks. Jay, Pat, McBissel."

Evening in the Barracks
On verso: "Bamberg, Ger. Spring 1946. Evening in the barracks. Larry, Shorty, Mouldy."

Larry Deruy in Hitler's Home
On verso: "A silhouette of me in the large window of Hitler's home above Bechtesgaden, Ger. Picture taken from inside the badly bomb-damaged home. 14 Apr. 46."

Hitler's Home at Berchtesgaden
On verso: "Hitler's bombed Mt. home above Berchtesgaden, Ger. 14 Apr. 46."
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