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Concentration camp uniform jacket with red triangle worn by a Polish Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1994.55.2

Striped concentration camp uniform jacket worn by Edmund Graf while imprisoned at Flossenburg and Altenhammer concentration camps from August 4, 1944 to April 23, 1945. The white cloth patch with his prisoner number P 14811, and an inverted, red triangle, identifying him as a political prisoner were given to him by a friend who worked in the camp’s tailor shop. Germany invaded Poland in September 1939. In 1940, Edmund fled to Soviet occupied Lwow, but returned home after German invaded in June 1941. In December, he was sent to Pustkow slave labor camp. He was then transported to Mielec and Wieliczka slave labor camps and Flossenburg and Altenhammer concentration camps, where he worked in airplane factories. On April 23, 1945 Edmund was liberated from Altenhammer by the US Army. Later, Edmund learned that his brother went to Palestine illegally in 1946 or 1947. The rest of Edmund’s family perished.

Date
approximately 1944 August-approximately 1945 April  (use)
Geography
issue : Flossenburg (Concentration camp); Flossenburg (Germany)
use : Altenhammer (Concentration camp); Altenhammer (Germany)
Classification
Clothing and Dress
Object Type
Jackets (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Edmund Graf
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:26:39
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