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Sachsenberg psychiatric asylum bed

Object | Accession Number: 1990.36.29

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    Brief Narrative
    The Sachsenberg psychiatric asylum, which is where this bed was used, was one of many hospitals in Nazi Germany that participated in the murder of the physically and the psychologically handicapped patients, which began as a movement ordered by Hitler to rid the country of these disabled persons. By WWII, approximately 1000-1100 patients were held in Sachsenberg.
    approximately 1900-1925
    use: Sachsenberg Psychiatric Asylum; Schwerin (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Medizin und Pharmaziehistoriches Museum Wismar

    Physical Details

    Furnishings and Furniture
    Object Type
    Hospital beds (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Aluminum bed; headboard: simple open grillwork with curved upper bar and four perpendicular bars attached to center bar with decorative fittings; footboard: curved upper bar bisected with center bar, two short bars attached to center bar with ball fittings also attach to solid metal sheet; wire springs and mattress lift; bed frame on wheels; frame painted white; printed tag on side rail, "Inv. Nr./Bezirkshevenklinik/Schwerin"
    overall: Height: 79500.000 inches (201930 cm) | Width: 40.250 inches (102.235 cm) | Depth: 36.000 inches (91.44 cm)
    overall : aluminum, iron, wood, paint

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    The bed was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1990 by the Medizin und Pharmaziehistorisches Museum Wismar.
    Record last modified:
    2023-06-14 07:08:43
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