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Small Allach porcelain vase found by a US Army nurse in Dachau concentration camp post-liberation

Object | Accession Number: 2007.515.4

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.

found:  1945 June
found: Dachau (Concentration camp); Dachau (Germany)
Decorative Arts
Object Type
Vases (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Irene Halmi
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 08:49:58
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