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Black canvas shoes given to a US soldier by a recently liberated inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2004.30.1 a-b

Pair of black canvas slipon shoes given to Harvey J. Poppe, a US Army soldier, by an inmate at the recently liberated Dachau concentration camp. On May 1, 1945, former prisoners able to work were given slipper shoes from a large warehouse stockpile. One of the inmates gave a pair to Harvey. Harvey arrived in Dachau on April 28, 1945, with his unit, the 79th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, Company B. The camp was liberated the next day. The unit distributed food, clothes, and shoes. Harvey wore the pair given to him around his apartment in the former SS [Schutzstaffel] living quarters. The unit left at the end of May.

received:  1945 May 01
received: Dachau (Concentration camp); Dachau (Germany)
Dress Accessories
Object Type
Espadrilles (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Harvey J. Poppe
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:25:23
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