SS uniform collar tab found at Dachau by an American soldier
Dachau (Concentration camp);
- Object Type
Gorgets (Military insignia) (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eleanor Vendig
SS uniform collar tabs brought back by Captain Malcolm A. Vendig, United States Army, 83rd Infantry Division, a soldier in Europe during World War II who served as military governor of Landkreis Dachau, Germany, during the postwar US miliary occupation government.
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Also in Malcolm A. Vendig collection
The collection consists of daily reports, war diaries, and memoranda, copies and originals, relating to the experiences of Captain Malcolm A. Vendig, United States Army, 83rd Infantry Division, as a soldier during World War II and after the war as military governor of Landkreis Dachau, Germany.
Whip brought back by Captain Malcolm A. Vendig, United States Army, 83rd Infantry Division, a soldier in Europe during World War II who served as military governor of Landkreis Dachau, Germany, during the postwar US miliary occupation government.
The Malcolm A. Vendig papers, 1932-1967, relate to Captain Malcolm A. Vendig’s service with the 83rd U.S. Infantry Division and his tenure as the military governor of Dachau, Germany after the liberation of the concentration camp in 1945. Topics discussed include the activities of the 83rd U.S. Infantry Division before liberation, daily operations at the Dachau concentration camp after liberation, military and personnel incidents, the administration of public safety, the distribution of food, and the revitalization of industry in the vicinity of Dachau, Germany. The papers largely consist of photocopies of Vendig’s war diary, written in English, dated December 1944-August 1945; photocopies of the source materials for the diary, 1944-1945; original and photocopies of military reports and records prepared by various Lieutenants, 1944-1945; original typescripts of discussions between Captain Vendig and Dr. Heinrich Kneuer, the Landrat of Dachau, Germany, 1945; photocopies of newspaper clippings, 1932-1945; as well as original photographs and photocopies of the Captain Malcolm A. Vendig and various members of the United States army in Dachau, Germany, circa 1945.