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Concentration camp jacket with a prisoner ID patch worn by a Polish Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1990.113.1

Concentration camp uniform jacket worn by Benjamin Milich, age 30, in Auschwitz, Kaufering, and Dachau concentration camps from August 1944 to May 1945. The jacket has a hidden pocket and a patch with his Dachau prisoner ID number, 96699. Benjamin, his mother Rajzla, and his siblings Abram, Leib, and Anita lived in Lodz. In spring 1940, they were forced into the ghetto. In July 1942, Abram was sent to Auschwitz. In August 1944, Benjamin, Leib, and Anita were sent to Auschwitz. In late August, Benjamin and Leib were transferred to Kaufering labor camp in Germany. After nine months, they were sent on a forced march to Dachau. Benjamin and Leib were liberated by American troops on a death march on May 2, 1945, near Bad Tolz. Abram and Anita survived several concentration camps and were reunited with Benjamin and Leib in Markt Oberhofer displaced persons camp. Their mother Rajzla perished.

Date
1944 August-1945 May  (use)
Geography
use : Auschwitz (Concentration camp); Oswiecim (Poland)
use : Kaufering (Concentration camp); Kaufering (Germany)
use : Dachau (Concentration camp); Dachau (Germany)
Classification
Clothing and Dress
Object Type
Jackets (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Benjamin Milich, in memory of his family who perished
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:08:03
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