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Concentration camp uniform jacket worn by a Polish Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1991.112.1

Blue and gray striped concentration camp uniform jacket worn by Uscher Mosak while imprisoned in Auschwitz, Mauthausen, and Ebensee concentration camps from December 17, 1942 to May 6, 1945. On September 5, 1939, the German army occupied Uscher’s town, Plonsk, Poland. After May 1941, Uscher, wife Perla, and children, Mirjam and Hirsz, were interned in the closed ghetto. In December 1942, Uscher and his family were transported to Auschwitz and separated. He was assigned prisoner number 84225 and was a tailor in the camp. On January 18, 1945, as Soviet forces approached, Uscher was sent on a forced march to Mauthausen in Austria, then transported to Ebensee. On May 6, Uscher was liberated by US soldiers and transferred to Bad Ischl displaced persons camp. He learned that his wife and children had been killed upon arrival at Auschwitz. Four of his five brothers were killed fighting in the Soviet Army. In November 1948, Uscher and his second wife, Lonia, immigrated to the United States.

Date
1942 December 17  (issue)
1942 December 17-1945 May 06  (use)
Geography
issue : Auschwitz (Concentration camp); Oswiecim (Poland)
use : Mauthausen (Concentration Camp); Mauthausen (Austria)
use : Ebensee (Concentration camp); Ebensee (Austria)
Classification
Clothing and Dress
Object Type
Jackets (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lonia Mosak and Doris Lazarus, in memory of Oscar Mosak, husband and father
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