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Frink's Work as Photographer During WWII

Still photographs taken by Frink during his time in the Office of War Information are available through archives such as the United Nations Relieve and Rehabilitation Administration and the National Holocaust Museum. Below are a selection of digitized WWII photos, primarily of the resettlement of displaced people.[UA1] 

• Wool spinning by Polish girls

• Poles at the UNRRA center at Hohenfels

• Poles repairing shoes at the UNRRA assembly center at Hohenfels

• A stone Quarry and rock crusher worked by 40 Polish volunteers.

• Sara Neumann carries her luggage labled with an address in New York as she leaves Deggendorf.

• An UNRRA worker checks an emigration list.


More photos available by request through the Library of Congress.

• Archive of photos of Occupied France, ‘41-’44, including Frink’s


While on his tour of duty, Frink took a small ethnographic survey of music from the Gold Coast (Ghana).

• The Frink and Alberts Gold Coast of West Africa Recordings


As part of the work he did for the Office for War Information, Frink's work as a photographer was noted in a multi-part report on Psychological Warfare in the Mediterranean and the History of the U. S. Constabulary 10 Jan 46 - 31 Dec 46 (APO 757). 

• Frink During the War

• Frink After the War


Though Maurice M. Frink does not seem to have a public obituary, he is mentioned in his second wife's obituaries.

• Blanche Davis, second wife, obit.

• Another Blanche Davis obit.


The Elkhart County Historical Society retains Frink correspondences between Maurice and Blanche between 1986 and 2003.

• Archive with Frink correspondence


Frink's Work as Photographer During WWII