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Sachsenberg psychiatric asylum blanket

Object | Accession Number: 1990.36.28

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    Sachsenberg psychiatric asylum blanket

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Sachsenberg psychiatric asylum in Schwerin, where this blanket 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
    Furnishings and Furniture
    Category
    Household linens
    Object Type
    Blankets (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    The name "Sachsenberg" is embroidered on the blanket.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 77.000 inches (195.58 cm) | Width: 52.500 inches (133.35 cm)
    Materials
    overall : wool

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The blanket was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1990 by the Medizin und Pharmaziehistorisches Museum Wismar.
    Record last modified:
    2022-10-17 08:34:25
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