This website is dedicated to Herman “Zeke“ Zederbaum by his older children. Zeke, as he was known to all, was a World War II Veteran who spent approximately four years in the US Armed Forces. An amateur photographer, using nothing more sophisticated than a “Kodak“ folding camera, he traversed Europe with the 100th Infantry Division, 325th Engineering Battalion, taking pictures as he went. He initially was sending home rolls of 620 film for developing in the States, but was finding out that many of the pictures were being ruined by the x-ray process which was employed by the military for security. He then tried to send home undeveloped film in helmet liners, but the liners still did not afford the protection that was needed. Therefore, many of
the pictures seen here were actually developed by him in foxholes using quite rudimentary equipment and sent home as prints. This explains the somewhat poor quality of many of the pictures.