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Opaque glass bead necklace found at Lüneburg

Object | Accession Number: 2004.721.6

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    Opaque glass bead necklace found at Lüneburg


    Brief Narrative
    Broken necklace found in Lüneburg, Germany, after the war. During the Nazi dictatorship, from October 1941 - spring 1945, the Lüneburg State Institute operated a special children's ward that participated in the euthanasia program to secretly kill mentally and physically disabled children. At least 300 children were murdered at Lüneburg by lethal overdose or starvation. The methods and implementation of the child-killing policy were left to each hospital. The policy was issued by the Office of the Fuhrer as part of the plan to create a master race and to cleanse the German population of genetically diseased persons.
    use:  approximately 1945
    use: Luneburg (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Necklaces (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Broken necklace of approximately 90 faceted, opaque, iridescent, white glass beads with an aurora borealis finish and a center hole. Some beads are partially strung on a nylon filament with a silver colored metal, grooved, barrel clasp. The others are loose. The dimensions refer to the space needed by the beads when laid flat.
    overall: Height: 3.500 inches (8.89 cm) | Width: 2.750 inches (6.985 cm)
    overall : glass, metal, nylon

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    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    The necklace was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2022-09-12 10:46:49
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