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Red triangle badge with the letter P worn by a concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2011.431.2

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Prisoner badge worn by Chaim Himmelfarb when he was imprisoned in a concentration camp. The inverted red triangle is marked P 14991, his prisoner number. He removed it from his concentration camp uniform the day he was liberated by the U.S. Army, April 23, 1945.
    Date
    use:  before 1945 April 23
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Henry Himmelfarb

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Identifying Artifacts
    Category
    Badges
    Physical Description
    Rectangular white cloth badge with an upside-down red triangle with “P” printed at left and "P14991" across front; one inch of right side has been folded over; 1/2 inch has been folded over across top and bottom and hemmed.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 1.380 inches (3.505 cm) | Width: 4.750 inches (12.065 cm)
    Materials
    overall : cloth, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The red triangle badge was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2011 by Henry Himmelfarb.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 21:50:58
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