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Metal lid from a cremation urn stamped Dachau

Object | Accession Number: 2005.448.1

Container lid with the birth, death, and cremation dates for 28 year old Anton Oleszak. The lid is believed to be from a cremation urn used to return his ashes to his family following his execution in Dachau concentration camp. Oleszak was condemned to death by hanging in Dachau on February 17, 1942. He was a Catholic from Neustadt, Poland. It was a policy of the Nazi government to return the remains of political prisoners to their families.

Date
1942 February 21  (use)
Geography
use : Dachau (Concentration camp); Dachau (Germany)
Classification
Containers
Category
Cremation urns
Object Type
Cap covers (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Peter Edles
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:25:24
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