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Guide to the Sorotick Family Photographs and Papers
1943-1992
 PR 349

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Biographical/Historical Note

Irving Sorotick (1915–2000) was a United States Army veteran of World War II who enlisted at New York on 17 August 1943 and was discharged on 11 January 1946. He sent some 112 photographs of his time in Europe back home to his wife, Pearl. Judging by those shots dated June 1944 and identified as "Omaha Beach" (a code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France), Sorotick may have participated in the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944. But the casualness of the photographs suggests he probably arrived shortly after the D-Day invasions (see Folder 1).

Sorotick's daughter, Marsha, attended Martin Van Buren High School in Queens, New York, during John F. Kennedy's presidency.