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Concentration camp inmate uniform jacket

Record Type:
Object
Date:
1944  (issue)
Accession Number:
1994.55.2
Geography:
issue : Flossenburg (Concentration camp); Flossenburg (Germany)
Brief Narrative:
Jacket issued to Edmund Graf in the concentration camp Flossenberg in Germany in 1944; a friend, who worked in the tailor shop, gave him the numbered label.
Provenance:
The jacket was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1994 by Edmund Graf.
Classification:
Clothing and Dress
Object Type:
Jackets (lcsh)
Dimensions:
overall : 29.020 x 27.990 in. (73.711 x 71.095 cm.)
Markings:
"P 14811" in white discolored label, red inverted triangle underneath letter "P"
Materials:
overall : cotton, plastic
Conditions on Access:
No restrictions on access
Conditions on Use:
No restrictions on use
Contributor:
Subject : Edmund Graf
Biography:
Edmund Graf was born in Lvov [Lemberg], Ukraine, in 1919. The family relocated to Dabrova Tarnowska, near Krakow. Edmund was taken to Pustkow by Debica around 1941. He was then sent to Mielec, where he worked in the Ernst Hein Airplane factory from 1943-1944. As the Soviet Army approached, the camp inmates were evacuated to the salt mines in Wieliczka. Edmund was then transported to Plaszow, until evacuated to Flossenberg, where he was slave labor for Altenhammer Stich, and then Messerschmitt. Edmind was liberated in Flossenberg's main camp on April 23, 1945. His wife, Malvina Kleinberger Graf, was born in Krakow, Poland, During the German occupation, she wassent to Lvov, then back to Krakow. She was later transported to Plaszow and was liberated at Allach, the Dachau sucamp, in April 1945 by American troops.
Credit Line:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Edmund Graf
Physical Description:
Buttoned steel blue and grey vertically striped; two striped, navy edged hip pockets; discolored white label on left breast.
 
Record last modified: 2016-07-14 16:37:07
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