Sergeant Irvin Schwartz describes the Fourth of July festivities in the ruined city of Nuremberg in July 1945.
In this letter to to Horace Reber, Irvin Schwartz reveals why he turned down a promotion and his travels through post-war Germany.
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."
Staff Sergeant Irvin Schwartz's letter home on May 8, 1945 reflected on the end of World War II in the European Theatre.
Sergeant Schwartz took offense to a comment from a soldier in Italy about the difference in fighting conditions between the Italian front and inside Nazi Germany.
In a March 1945 letter, Sgt. Irvin Schwartz shared insights about Nazi Germany's desperate "total war" efforts to turn back Allied attacks.
German artillery shells struck down Sergeant Irvin Schwartz on February 27, 1945. He wrote home to his parents to comfort them that he wasn't severely wounded.
In March 1945, Irvin Schwartz's hometown newspaper published news of his Bronze Star. A week later they shared the news he had been wounded.
Irvin Schwartz comments on the mail he's received from home in Pennsylvania and how letters that have nothing to do with the war were his favorites.
A letter from Corporal Irvin Schwartz from December 1944 is excerpted in the West Schuylkill Press-Herald.