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Opaque glass bead necklace found at Lüneburg

Object | Accession Number: 2004.721.6

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.

Date
approximately 1945  (use)
Geography
use : Luneburg (Germany)
Classification
Jewelry
Category
Necklaces
Object Type
Necklaces (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:22:05
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