SS insignia ring taken from a concentration camp guard by inmates to give to a US soldier
1945 April-1945 May
Dachau (Concentration camp);
- Object Type
Signet rings (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Robert Hess
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.
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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
Collection consists of copy prints and photocopies. Includes copies of a letter, diary and newspaper article surrounding the liberation of Dachau and copyprints of post-liberation Dachau.