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“We went to Liege, Belgium, where we lived and worked in a tent hospital. I was so intrigued by these surroundings that I even took my sketch book into the latrine. It went everywhere with me.” (1945, A Personal Narrative)

   Mimi Korach Lesser
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Mimi Korach Lesser [detail from undated photo]
War: World War, 1939-1945
Service Location: Germany; Czechoslovakia; Paris, France; New York
Status: Civilian
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In 1944, New York commercial artist Mimi Korach decided to do her part for the war effort by volunteering to work in a Merchant Seamen's Club, sketching portraits of lonely servicemen. A USO official suggested she go to local veterans hospitals to create sketches of patients that could be mailed to their distant families. Her next stop was a two-year tour of duty doing the same in Europe for GIs recuperating in evacuation hospitals. Korach, a short, dark-haired woman, teamed with another artist, Ann, a taller blonde (they were nicknamed “Blondie and Blackie”), traveling around Europe even after the fighting stopped. They sketched hundreds of servicemen as well as street scenes in occupied Germany and other devastated countries.

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Letter from Dick to Mimi Korach (1942-43 Letter from Mrs. Carl Lendall to Patricia Tiffany Letter from Mrs. M. Nuck
Letter from Mrs. Lillian Lewis Letter from Mr. Oriv Goulding Letter from Grace Jones to Patricia Tiffany (6/12/45)
Letter from Captain George F. Pool to Patricia Tiffany (2/22/45) Letter from Etta Moorefield to Patricia Tiffany (6/23/45) Letter from Grace Gressler to Patricia Tiffany (7/9/45)
Letter from Doris Kuch (8/14/45) Letter from Marion keenan to Patricia Tiffany (8/17/45) Letter from Mrs. G.E. Dutton to Patricia Tiffany (8/20/45)
Letter from Mrs. Walter Brostrom to Patricia Tiffany (8/21/45) Letter from Mrs. Paul Newton (8/22/45) Letter from Mrs. Dosia Sheffield Rich to Patricia Tiffany (8/22/45)
Letter from Mrs. M. Simon to Patricia Tiffany (8/23/45) Letter from Mrs. Donald Conant (8/30/45) Letter from Mrs. Henry Nance, Jr. to Patricia Tiffany (9/17/45)
Letter from Mrs. Sophia Rubin to Patricia Tiffany (9/22/45) Letter from Mrs. B. Robidas to Patricia Tiffany (9/24/45) Letter from Harry L. Welker to Patricia Tiffany (9/27/45)
Letter from Mary Hope to Patricia Tiffany (9/30/45) Letter from Mrs. Harry Jones to Patricia Tiffany (10/1/45) Letter from Mrs. Wanda Cartwright to Patricia Tiffany (10/15/45)
Letter from Elizabeth Orlandini to Patricia Tiffany (10/15/45) Post Card from Mrs. Charles Charriere (10/16/45) Letter from A. Di Credico to Patricia Tiffany (10/17/45)
Letter from George Glancy to Patricia Tiffany (10/19/45) Letter from S. Gladys Miller (10/18/45) Letter from Vlasta Ovesny to Patricia Tiffany (10/18/45)
Letter from Mr. M. Jayuski to Patricia Tiffany (10/18/45) Letter from Mrs. Rena Hackett to Patricia Tiffany (10/20/45) Letter from Mr. Mrs. Roy Percia (10/22/45)
Letter from Agnes L. Petersen to Patricia Tiffany (10/23/45) Letter from Frances Hamill to Patricia Tiffany (10/25/45) Letter from Mrs. Donald Barnett to Patricia Tiffany (10/28/45)
Letter from Mrs. Carl Jaspersohn to Patricia Tiffany (11/5/45) Letter from Mrs. Robert Kenney (11/10/45) Letter from Edna Strickland to Patricia Tiffany (11/11/45)
Letter from Mrs. Sarah Berlin to Patricia Tiffany (12/12/45) Letter from Mrs. Harry Kurtz (12/14/45) Letter from Mrs. Dorothy Segse to Patricia Tiffany (12/14/45)
Letter from Mrs. Thomas Brooks (12/15/45) Letter from Esther Gracey to Patricia Tiffany (12/16/45) Letter from Mrs. Harold Winter to Patricia Tiffany (12/17/45)
Letter from Katharine Brown to Patricia Tiffany (12/17/45) Letter from Mrs. E. Tuck (12/17/45) Letter from Mrs. Helen Rose to Patricia Tiffany (12/18/45)
Card from Sarah Stover to Patricia Tiffany (12/20/45) Letter from Mrs. L.J. Niemczyk (12/20/45) Letter from Mrs. Ida Wright to Patricia Tiffany (12/21/45)
Letter from Mrs. Gilbert Dutton to Mimi Korach (12/21/45) Letter from Mrs. Escareno to Patricia Tiffany (12/27/45) Letter from Mrs. Helen Pamatat (12/30/45)
Letter from Mr. And Mrs. Angel Delgadillo (12/31/45) Letter from Mrs. Richard Fendrick to Patricia Tiffany (12/31/45) Letter from Mary Fratello to Patricia Tiffany (12/31/45)
Letter from Paul Batto (1/1/46) Letter from Doris Wides to Patricia Tiffany (1/6/46) Card from Mrs. Charles Malloy to Patricia Tiffany (1/14/46)
Letter from Berta Smith (1/30/46) Letter from Mrs. Avary Beckwith to Patricia Tiffany (1/9/47) Card from Mrs. J.E. Herliky to Patricia Tiffany (1/15/47)
  
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"Portrait of a Soldier" article from August/September 1945 issue of Overseas Woman Magazine USO Shows Banner with signatures from the men who Mimi Korach sketched. Alphabetical List of Creative Works
  
 

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