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Armband identifying a Jewish inmate of Theresienstadt

Object | Accession Number: 1988.64.1.6

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    Armband identifying a Jewish inmate of Theresienstadt

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Armband identifying Jewish prisoner in Theresienstadt.
    Date
    use:  approximately 1935-1945
    Geography
    issue: Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Harry Goldsmith

    Physical Details

    Language
    Czech
    Classification
    Identifying Artifacts
    Category
    Armbands
    Object Type
    Armbands (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Rectangular woven white cloth armband with handwritten across the front in red ink. A circular seal with Czech text, faded and illegible, is stamped in purple ink partially over the text on each side. The edges are bound with thin red piping and the ends are folded under and sewn together to form the band.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 3.500 inches (8.89 cm) | Width: 6.500 inches (16.51 cm)
    Materials
    overall : cloth, ink
    Inscription
    front, red marker : K.L. / TEREZIN / IV / 12 539
    front, stamped in a circle, purple ink : [?] / [?] / TEREZINA

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The armband was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1988 by Kenneth and Ellen Goldsmith, on behalf of the Estate of Harry Goldsmith.
    Record last modified:
    2023-09-15 10:20:17
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