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Wooden cigarette case made in Buchenwald

Object | Accession Number: 1990.161.1

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    Wooden cigarette case made in Buchenwald

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Wooden cigarette box made by inmate in Buchenwald Created by unknown prisoner, circa 1940-1945, Buchenwald concentration camp. Given to Josef Seitz from the unknown prisoner. This object was made by an inmate at Buchenwald and given to Josef Seitz who was imprisoned as a Jehovah's Witness.
    Date
    1940-1945
    Geography
    creation: Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Willi Seitz

    Physical Details

    Physical Description
    handcarved floral design with triangle and "T15951" on front. Inside cover is the monogram "KLB" (concentration camp Buchenwald); initials "JP" also on inside cover
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 3.700 inches (9.398 cm) | Width: 2.990 inches (7.595 cm) | Depth: 0.750 inches (1.905 cm)
    Materials
    overall : wood

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The cigarette case was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1990 by Willi Seitz, the son of Josef Seitz.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:21:18
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