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Grey dress with prison number 1195 and id tag worn by a Jehovah's Witness inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1995.95.1 a-b

Grey dress and ID tag with her prisoner number 1195 worn by Frieda Koschmieder while interned in Amberg prison in Germany for being a Jehovah's Witness. The Nazi regime persecuted Jehovah’s Witnesses, who refused to put any authority before God. The missionary and outreach work practiced by members was viewed as subversive activity against the Nazi regime, leading to many arrests, as well as executions.

Date
approximately 1939-1945  (use)
Geography
use : Zuchthaus Amberg; Amberg (Germany : Landkreis)
Classification
Clothing and Dress
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Hermine Schmidt
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:06:47
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