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Doctor's operating room coat

Object | Accession Number: 1990.36.15

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    The Sachsenberg psychiatric asylum, located in Schwerin, which is where this coat was used, was one of many hospitals in Nazi Germany that participated in the murder of physically and psychologically handicapped patients. This began as a movement ordered by Hitler to rid the country of these disabled persons.
    Date
    approximately 1900-1925
    Geography
    use: Sachsenberg Psychiatric Asylum; Schwerin (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Medizin und Pharmaziehistoriches Museum Wismar

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Clothing and Dress
    Category
    Men's clothing
    Object Type
    Coats (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Cotton with plastic buttons.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 4.020 inches (10.211 cm) | Width: 37.870 inches (96.19 cm) | Depth: 40.510 inches (102.895 cm)
    Materials
    overall : cotton, plastic, linen

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The coat was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1990 by the Medizin und Pharmaziehistorisches Museum Wismar.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:21:29
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