Invasion of Italy bracelet of Leon Halperin
Gift of Joy F. Halperin
Id no. 2000.A.753, Jewelry, English
This bracelet was worn by Leon Halperin a US soldier during WWII, to symbolize the Allied Invasion of Italy. The bracelet reads, ?1945 Naples? and ?Do not forget me.? Each piece of the bracelet has the name of a different place and an image inscribed on it: Naples, Africa, Cassioon, Firenze, Sicily, and Livorno.

Leon immigrated to the US from Romania with his mother in 1927, although his mother died during the trip. Leon?s father, Abraham, had previously come to the U.S. from Romania in 1913. Abraham worked in the garment industry and Halperin was a postal clerk before joining the Army.
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