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Just found my father's brother listed on National Jewish Welfare Board

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Re: Just found my father's brother listed on National Jewish Welfare Board

Posted: 12 Mar 2013 2:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
@mensa73 - A Google search for "National Jewish Welfare Board" located the finding aid document relatively quickly.
There are a number of references in the document to records of non-Jewish servicemen. There is also this statement, in the description of Series VI:
"The BWR transcribed information on the master card forms using several encoding schema. In one encoding scheme, labeled the Master Card Symbols, ... punched a hole in the card to indicated that a soldier is not Jewish; stamped the word "authenticated" in a box if the information is verified"

On Pvt. Besch's card, there is what could very well be a punched hole at the upper left.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Mitch Holland... 12 Mar 2013 8:58PM GMT 
Stevenelsonw 14 Mar 2013 6:08PM GMT 
stmw1 12 Mar 2013 5:02PM GMT 
Mitch Holland... 12 Mar 2013 9:04PM GMT 
mensa73 9 Mar 2013 8:37PM GMT 
ca1160 31 May 2014 12:28AM GMT 
mensa73 30 May 2013 7:38PM GMT 
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