Concentration camp badge worn to identify a prisoner as a Jehovah's Witness
Sachsenhausen (Concentration camp);
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- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Annemarie and Waltraud Kusserow
The badge was issued to Albert Jahndorf at Sachsenhausen concentration camp in order to identify him as a Jehovah's Witness prisoner.
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Also in Kusserow family collection
The collection consists of two purple triangle badges that were used to identify Jehovah's Witness prisoners in Sachsenhausen and Ravensbruck concentration camps and photographs and documents related to the Kusserow family. Some of these materials may be combined into a single collection in the future.
White inverted triangle patch and prison number worn to identify a female inmate as a Jehovah's Witness
White badge with an inverted trangle and the number 1989 issued to Lüise Jahndorf at Ravensbrück concentration camp to identify her as a Jehovah's Witness prisoner.
Consists of a scrapbook of various documents and photographs concerning the Franz Kusserow family during the Holocaust. The materials deal with the persecution, imprisonment, and execution of the Kusserow family members and acquaintances of the family as a result of their affiliation with the Jehovah's Witnesses.
The photograph depicts a clandestine visit among the Kusserow children, Elizabeth, Hans-Werner, and Paul-Gerhard, their mother, and their two older brothers, Willhelm and Karl, near Minden, Germany.