"Koks Raum 2" key
Tools and Equipment
- Object Type
Locks and keys (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Steve Bennett
Key with a metal tag attached by metal ring; engraved inscription on tag: “Koks Raum 2” [coal room 2]; brought by donor’s father, Dean A. Bennett, from Germany; Mr. Dean Bennett Served in the 10th Armored Division as 1st Staff Sergeant; he found the key probably in Kaufering camp, near Dachau; c. 1940-1945.
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Also in Steve Bennett collection
The collection consists of a letter and key.
Consists of one 4-page letter, dated 20 June 1945, written by Dean A. Bennett, 10th Armored Division, United States Army, to his wife "Ruthie;" one envelope, adressed to Mrs. D. A. Bennett and Son from Sf Sgt. D. A. Bennett; and one photograph of Dean A Bennett in uniform, kneeling in front of a military vehicle in Camp Gordon, Georgia (USA). In the letter, Sgt. Bennett describes conditions in Dachau concentration camp shortly after liberation, and discusses finding the "Koks Raum 2" key.