Small Allach porcelain vase found by a US Army nurse in Dachau concentration camp post-liberation
Dachau (Concentration camp);
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Irene Halmi
Allach porcelain vase found by Irene Halmi at the Dachau concentration camp when she worked there as a nurse following its liberation. Lieutenant Halmi served with the 127th Evacuation Hospital, United States Army, which arrived in Dachau on May 2, 1945, soon after its liberation on April 29 by American troops. She found the vase in the building used to house hospital personnel. The building had previously served as headquarters for the German SS (Schutzstaffel, Protection Squadron) unit at the camp. The Allach porcelain factory was one of the SS's 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.
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Also in Irene Halmi collection
The collection consists of a vase, a document, photographs, and a publication relating to the experiences of Irene Halmi as a nurse in the United States Army hospital in Dachau concentration camp following its liberation on April 29, 1945.
One vase, one "Dachau" publication, one framed pass issued to Irene Halmi and four post-war images of Dachau concentration camp with Irene posing in one of them.