Red triangle badge with the letter P worn by a concentration camp inmate
before 1945 April 23
- Object Type
Prisoner badges (ushmm)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Henry Himmelfarb
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.
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Also in Henry Himmelfarb collection
The collection consists of a prisoner badge and copy and photographic prints relating to the experiences of Chaim (Henry) Himmelfarb before and after the war in Germany and as a concentration camp inmate in Germany during the Holocaust.
Badge: rectangular badge with upside-down red triangle with “P” printed on it and “14991”; worn by Chaim Himmelfarb (donor) during the Holocaust and removed from his concentration camp uniform the day he was liberated by the U.S. Army on April 23, 1945; Collection of copy prints: pre and post war images of the Himmelfarb family and a portrait of Chaim Himmelfarb taken following liberation; Photographic print: portrait of donor’s cousin Irving who found Chaim in Frankfurt, Germany in 1945 after the war