Guide to the Family Papers of Sandra Priest Rose and Frederick P. Rose, 1890-2013 (bulk 1970-1990)

P-1017

Processed by Elizabeth Hyman and Boni J. Koelliker

American Jewish Historical Society

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Electronic finding aid was encoded in EAD 2002 by Sarah Glover in February 2018. Description is in English.
February 8-14, 2018 dao links and digitization note added by Leanora Lange.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Rose, Sandra Priest
Title: Sandra Priest Rose and Frederick P. Rose Family Papers
Dates:1890-2013
Dates:bulk 1970-1990
Abstract: The Priest-Rose family is a prominent New York-based American Jewish real estate family. This collection consists primarily of correspondence between Sandra Priest Rose and her extended family regarding the family’s Lithuanian history, and their role in the development of Rhode Island’s late 19th century business community. Collection includes handwritten genealogical charts, newspaper clippings regarding Sandra P. Rose’s grandfather, and the biographies, resumes, and publications of Sandra Priest Rose and Frederick P. Rose’s children and grandchildren.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 4.5 linear feet (9 manuscript boxes and 1 oversized folder in a shared box)
Identification: P-1017
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Biographical Note
The Rose Family, Frederick 4th from left, Belle's 90th Birthday Party, 1987

The Rose Family, Frederick 4th from left, Belle's 90th Birthday Party, 1987

Sandra P. Rose’s grandfather, Samuel Priest (1868-1926), was born in Lithuania and immigrated to the United States in 1888 at the age of 11.1 Samuel Priest made his fortune in the textile industry, founding Samuel Priest & Co in Providence, RI. Samuel later opened and operated the Imperial Printing and Finishing Company in Cranston, RI.

Samuel Priest married Pearl Raphael (1868-1944) in 1897. When Samuel died in 1926, Pearl Raphael Priest ran the business until it was sold in 1937. Samuel and Pearl had four daughters: Marion Rose (1898-1979), Ruth Beatrice (b. 1901), Hazel Muriel (1911-1999), and Sandra Priest’s mother, Mildred Edna Priest Frank (1903-1976).

Mildred Edna Priest Frank married Ira Allen Marcus (1893-1971) in 1927.2 Ira Marcus worked as an attorney, later entering the political field. Mildred and Ira had two children: Sandra Priest (1929-2017) and Jerome Allen (b. 1931).3

Sandra Priest met Frederick Phineas Rose (1923-1999) when Sandra was a student at Vassar college. They married in 1948.

Frederick Phineas Rose attended Yale University before taking a job in construction and design with his family’s company, Rose Associates.4

Sandra and Frederick Rose dedicated their lives to philanthropic endeavors. For example, they funded the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History, the 1998 restoration of the New York Public Library’s Rose Reading Room, and the 1997 teacher training initiative at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.5 Sandra’s greatest passion was education. She founded and dedicated 35 years of her life to the Reading Reform Foundation of New York, which trains public school teachers in how to teach reading to Elementary School ages students. Sandra herself was a public school teacher, and held an advanced degree in learning disabilities.

Sandra and Frederick had four children: Deborah (b. 1950), Jonathan F.P. (b. 1952), Samuel Priest (1955-1994), and Adam Raphael (b. 1959). Today, Frederick and Sandra’s son Adam R. Rose and his cousin Amy (Rose) Silverman are co-presidents of Rose Associates. To learn more about the Rose Family, the Rose Family Papers (P-981) may be viewed with special permission from the donors.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains materials spanning four generations of Priest and Rose family life and history, originally compiled by Sandra Priest Rose as she researched her maternal and paternal family history. More information regarding Frederick P. Rose can be found and viewed by special permission from the donor of the Rose Family Papers (P-981). The collection also contains some family photographs.

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Arrangement

The collection was previously arranged by a librarian hired by Mrs. Sandra P. Rose. It is arranged in three series.

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

P-981 Rose Family Papers

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Digitization Note

This collection was digitized in its entirety with the exception of Box 6, Folder 9, which was not digitized. Certain materials are restricted to onsite access only due to copyright concerns. These include: Box 1, Folder 6 (entire folder); Box 1, Folder 7 (images 22-27); Box 1, Folder 8 (images 19-25); Box 1, Folder 12 (images 1-13, images 52-80, images 118-128, images 145-150, images 154-155); Box 2, Folder 8 (images 1-34); Box 3, Folder 3 (images 1-4); Box 3, Folder 4 (image 33); Box 3, Folder 5 (entire folder); Box 3, Folder 7 (images 24-27); Box 3, Folder 9 (images 43-44); Box 3, Folder 10 (entire folder); Box 3, Folder 11 (images 1-23); Box 4, Folder 4 (images 1-3); Box 4, Folder 6 (entire folder); Box 4, Folder 8 (images 29-32); Box 4, Folder 9 (images 60-61); Box 5, Folder 1 (entire folder); Box 5, Folder 3 (images 1-9); Box 5, Folder 7 (images 4-5, images 8-64); Box 5, Folder 8 (entire folder); Box 6, Folder 1 (images 52-99); Box 6, Folder 6 (entire folder); Box 6, Folder 7 (entire folder); Box 6, Folder 8 (entire folder); Box 7, Folder 1 (entire folder); Box 7, Folder 2 (entire folder); Box 7, Folder 5 (image 12); Box 7, Folder 6 (entire folder); Box 9, Folder 6 (images 27-30); and Box 9, Folder 7 (images 4-11).

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Sandra Priest Rose and Frederick P. Rose Family Papers; P-1017; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY.

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Processing Information

The collection was previously arranged by a librarian hired by Mrs. Rose. The original box lists are included in Box 7 Folder 11. The materials were rearranged by family member and material type.

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Access Points

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Container List

Click the box in the request column to open the form that allows you to request a box for onsite viewing in the reading room at the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY.

 

Series I: Genealogical Records, undated, 1893-2000s

In English.
Box 1, Folder 1-Box 2, Folder 5.
Arrangement:

Arranged by family and then chronologically.

Scope and Content:

This series represents content originally collected by Sandra Rose as she conducted research into her family history. Includes handwritten genealogical charts.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 1 Priest Family—Correspondence and Research—Rose, Sandra P. 1935, 1969-1990s
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1 2 Priest Family—Correspondence Regarding Rededication of the Samuel Priest Chapel 1998
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1 3 Priest Family—Genealogical and Family History Materials 1990s-2000s
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1 4 Priest Family—Genealogical and Family History Materials 1992-1993
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1 5 Priest Family—Genealogical and Family History Research undated
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1 6 Priest Family—Newspaper Clippings—Priest, Aaron (photocopy) 1987
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1 7 Priest Family—Personal Documents—Priest, Mildred 1960s-1970s
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1 8 Priest Family—Personal Documents—Priest, Samuel 1893, 1940s
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1 9 Priest Family—Personal Documents 1990s
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1 10 Priest Family—Transcripts—Mildred Priest and Sam Rose Interview 1969
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1 11 Franks Family—Genealogical and Family History Materials undated, 1970s
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1 12 Marcus-Finkel Family—Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, and Writings undated, 1940s-1970s
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2 1 Marcus-Finkel Family—Genealogical and Family History Materials undated
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2 2 Politz-Hirst Family—Genealogical and Family History Materials 1990s-2000s
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2 3 Raphael Family—Autograph Book— Raphael, Jennie 1890s
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2 4 Raphael Family—Correspondence, Personal Documents, and Research 1970s-1980s
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2 5 Raphael Family—Genealogical and Family History Materials 1993
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Series II: Individuals—Rose Family, undated, 1937-2013

In English.
Box 2, Folder 6-Box 8, Folder 7.
Arrangement:

Arranged by family member and material type.

Scope and Content:

This series turns to the 3rd generation of the Rose family: Frederick, Sandra, and their children. Includes personal documents, correspondence and records of their children’s achievements.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2 6 Rose, Sandra P. (1929-2017)—Correspondence and Autograph Book 1937, 1978, 2001
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2 7 Rose, Sandra P. (1929-2017)—Correspondence 1980s-2000s
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2 8 Rose, Sandra P. (1929-2017)—Correspondence and Reports—Harvard Fund for Samuel P. Rose 1996
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3 1 Rose, Sandra P. (1929-2017)—Publications—Senior Thesis, Manhattanville College 1972 Dec
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3 2 Rose, Sandra P. (1929-2017)—Publications—Letters of Sandra Priest Rose undated
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3 3 Rose, Sandra P. (1929-2017) and Frederick P. (1923-1999)—Newspapers and Magazine Clippings, Wedding Announcement 1948, 1955
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3 4 Rose, Sandra P. (1929-2017) and Frederick P. (1923-1999)—Newspapers and Magazine Clippings, Manhattanville College Dedication 1991, 1999
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3 5 Rose, Sandra P. (1929-2017)—Newspapers and Magazine Clippings 1999-2000s
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3 6 Rose, Sandra P. (1929-2017)—Transcript—Oral History from American Jewish Library 1988
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3 7 Rose, Sandra P. (1929-2017)—Writings and School Notebook undated, 2000s
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3 8 Rose, Frederick P. (1923-1999)—Certificates 1979
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3 9 Rose, Frederick P. (1923-1999)—Correspondence with Samuel B. Rose 1940s-1950s
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3 10 Rose, Frederick P. (1923-1999)—Classbook Yale 1944
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3 11 Rose, Frederick P. (1923-1999)—Eulogies and Biography 1999
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4 1 Rose, Frederick P. (1923-1999)—Personal Documents—Service in the U.S. Navy 1944-1947
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4 2 Rose, Frederick P. (1923-1999)—Publications—Letters of Frederick P. Rose (1947-1997) undated
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4 3 Rose, Frederick P. (1923-1999)—Publications—Music for Sandy (photocopies) undated
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4 4 Rose, Frederick P. (1923-1999)—Summary of Newspaper Clippings (1960s-1970s) undated
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4 5 Rose, Frederick P. (1923-1999)—Transcripts—Oral History Interviews by Samuel P. Rose, 1972 and 1979 undated
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4 6 Rose, Frederick P. (1923-1999)—Transcript—U.J.A. Oral History 1995
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4 7 Rose, Frederick P. (1923-1999)—Writings—Memoir 1969, 1998
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4 8 Rose, Deborah (1950-)—Correspondence 1990s-2013
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4 9 Rose, Deborah (1950-)—Events 1990s-2000s
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5 1 Rose, Deborah (1950-)—Newspapers and Magazine Clippings 1980s-2000s
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5 2 Rose, Deborah (1950-)—Publications (Bound) Morality in Black and White Connecticut Males by Socioeconomic Status, 1960-1980 1989
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5 3 Rose, Deborah (1950-)—Unpublished Writings 1980s-2000s
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5 4 Rose, Jonathan F.P. (1952-)—Correspondence 1990s-2000s
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5 5 Rose, Jonathan F.P. (1952-)—Events 1980s-2000s
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5 6 Rose, Jonathan F.P. (1952-)—Newsletters—Developing Times 1990s-2000s
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5 7 Rose, Jonathan F.P. (1952-)—Newspapers and Magazine Clippings 1980s-1990s
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5 8 Rose, Jonathan F.P. (1952-)—Newspapers and Magazine Clippings 1980s-2012
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6 1 Rose, Jonathan F.P. (1952-)—Press Releases and Project Proposals undated, 1980s, 2001
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6 2 Rose, Jonathan F.P. (1952-)—Resume and Biography undated
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6 3 Rose, Samuel P. (1955-1994)—Biography undated
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6 4 Rose, Samuel P. (1955-1994)—Obituaries and Eulogies 1994
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6 5 Rose, Samuel P. (1955-1994)—Publications—Letters of Samuel Priest Rose undated
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6 6 Rose, Samuel P. (1955-1994)—Publications (photocopy) undated, 1990s
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6 7 Rose, Samuel P. (1955-1994)—Publications (photocopy) 1998
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6 8 Rose, Samuel P. (1955-1994)—Publications (photocopy) 1990s-2000s
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6 9 Rose, Samuel P. (1955-1994)—Publications (Bound) 1996 request_box
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7 1 Rose, Samuel P. (1955-1994)—Publications (Bound) 1996
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7 2 Rose, Samuel P. (1955-1994)—Publications (Bound) 1999
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7 3 Rose, Samuel P.(1955-1994) —Writings—Dissertation 1990
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7 4 Rose, Samuel P. (1955-1994)—Unpublished Writings 1993
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7 5 Rose, Adam R. (1959-)—Correspondence 1970s-2000
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7 6 Rose, Adam R. (1959-)—Newspaper and Magazine Clippings 1970s-2000s
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7 7 Rose, Adam R. (1959-)—Senior Essay Yale 1983
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7 8 Rose, Adam R. (1959-)—Resume and Biography undated, 2003
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7 9 Rose, Adam R. (1959-)—Unpublished Writings—Speeches 2005
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7 10 Rose, Rachel (1986-)—Press Release 2011
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7 11 Administrative Files—Old Box Lists undated
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8 1 Transcripts—Rose Family Oral Histories—Sarah Rose Bernstein undated
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8 2 Transcripts—Rose Family Oral Histories—Mildred Priest Frank, Daniel Rose, Sidney Bernstein, David Rose, and Elihu Rose 1969-1972
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8 3 Transcripts—Rose Family Oral Histories—Elihu Rose, David Rose, Isabel Rose, Abigail Rose, Amy Rose, Susan Wechsler Rose, Gideon Rose, and Joanna Semel Rose 1980
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8 4 Transcripts—Rose Family Oral Histories—Anna Berini, David Rose, Belle Bernstein Rose, Pauline and Bennett Rose, and Frederick Rose 1984-1985
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8 5 Transcripts—Rose Family Oral Histories—Ned Bernstein, Sidney Bernstein, and David Rose 1985-1988
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8 6 Transcripts—Rose Family Oral Histories—Lawrence Appel, David Greenberg, Anna Berini, and Sidney Bernstein 1984-1987, 1992
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8 7 Transcripts—Rose Family Oral Histories—David Rose and Lawrence Appel 1988
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Series III: Audiovisual Materials, undated, 1919-1992

In English.
Box 9, OS1F.
Scope and Content:

This series contains photographs and recordings regarding the lives of members of the Rose family.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
9 1 Oral History Interviews—Mildred Priest Frank, and Sam Rose (DVD) 1969
  Listen to audio 
9 2 Oral History Interviews—Markus-Finkel Family—Interviews (audiocassette and DVD) undated
  Listen to audio 
9 3 Oral History Interviews—Frederick Rose on Audiocassette 1979-1980
  Listen to audio 
9 4 Oral History Interviews—Rose on Compact Disc 1969-1980
  Listen to audio 
9 5 Photographs—Markus and Rose Family undated
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9 6 Photographs—Rose and Priest Family 1930s-1990s
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9 7 Photographs—Opening of the David Rose Research Center 1992
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9 8 Photographs—Rose, Frederick P. (1923-1999)—Service in the U.S. Navy undated, 1946
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9 9 Photographs—Belle Rose's 90th Birthday Party and Others 1919, 1987
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OS1F 1 Photographs—Photograph of a Photograph, Imperial Printing Company Executives undated
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OS1F 1 Photographs—U.S. Naval Reserve Notre Dame Battalion 1944
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