A newspaper for the US Army's 1st Division interview Sergeant Schwartz about his time Nice, France in 1945.
Letters from War – Returning from a post-war vacation at the French Riviera, August 1945
Sergeant Schwartz describes his return from brief journey to vacation on the French Riviera in the summer of 1945.
Letters from War – Irvin Schwartz goes on vacation to the French resort city of Nice, July 1945
While on a post-war vacation on the French Riviera, Sergeant Schwartz describes the sights, the sounds, and the history of Nice, France.
Letters from War – Celebrating Independence Day 1945 in occupied Germany
Sergeant Irvin Schwartz describes the Fourth of July festivities in the ruined city of Nuremberg in July 1945.
Letters from War – Sergeant Schwartz discusses his position in the US Army after the war – Summer 1945
In this letter to to Horace Reber, Irvin Schwartz reveals why he turned down a promotion and his travels through post-war Germany.
Letters from War – Sergeant Schwartz’s farewell to General Eisenhower – June 1945
In the weeks after VE Day in the spring of 1945, General Eisenhower returned to the US. Sergeant Schwartz penned a farewell to his "supreme commander."
Letters from War – Two letters written on the eve of the first anniversary of D-Day – June 1945
A year after Irvin Schwartz first experienced combat on D-Day, he reflected on the first anniversary of the important date.
Letters from War – Irvin Schwartz’s V-E Day letter to the West Schuylkill Press-Herald – May 8, 1945
Staff Sergeant Irvin Schwartz's letter home on May 8, 1945 reflected on the end of World War II in the European Theatre.
Letters from War – Sergeant Irvin Schwartz receives the Distinguished Service Cross for gallantry during the Battle of the Bulge
In 1945, Sergeant Irvin Schwartz was honored with the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroism during the Battle of the Bulge.
Letters from War – Irvin Schwartz’s response to the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt – 1945
Sergeant Irvin Schwartz shares how he learned the shocking news of President Roosevelt's death in April 1945.