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SS insignia ring taken from a concentration camp guard by inmates to give to a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2007.126.2

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.

Date
1945 April-1945 May  (received)
Geography
received : Dachau (Concentration camp); Dachau (Germany)
Classification
Jewelry
Category
Rings
Object Type
Signet rings (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Robert Hess
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:07:04
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