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Allach gold-ringed porcelain vase with presentation box found in the Reichstag, Berlin

Object | Accession Number: 2008.341.1 a-b

Allach presentation vase, model # 500, found by Colonel Ronald M. Hubbs in an office in the Reichstag in Berlin following the capture of the city in May 1945 at the end of World War II. The Allach porcelain factory was one of the SS's (Schutzstaffel; Protection Squadrons) first industrial enterprises, under the direct control of Heinrich Himmler. The factories were sub-camps of Dachau concentration camp, with camp inmates supplying the forced labor. Although the Reichstag was not used for Parliament sessions after the infamous 1933 fire, it was used for ceremonies. Himmler was believed to have stored Allach vases there to use as presentation gifts. Colonel Hubbs was a member of the United States Army, Intelligence Division, when he served in Berlin.

found:  1945
manufacture: Allach (Concentration camp); Dachau (Germany)
Decorative Arts
Object Type
Vases (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Ronald M. Hubbs
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:20:31
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