Robert Hess papers
Collection consists of copy prints and photocopies. Includes copies of a letter, diary and newspaper article concerning the liberation of Dachau, and copyprints of post-liberation Dachau.
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Robert Hess
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Also in Robert Hess collection
The collection consists of a signet ring, documents, and copy prints relating to the experiences of Robert Hess, a United States soldier present at the liberation of Dachau concentration camp.
Date: 1945 April-1945 May
Figner ring with the SS dual lightning bolt insignia given to Robert Hess by inmates at the recently liberated Dachau concentration camp. A group of former prisoners took the ring by cutting off the finger of an SS soldier in order to present it as a gift to Hess. Hess was a soldier with the United States 92nd Signal Battalion and was at Dachau around the time of its liberation.