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Allach porcelain musketeer figurine given to a US Army doctor by recently liberated prisoners of Dachau

Object | Accession Number: 2007.194.1

White porcelain figurine of a costumed musketeer presented to Dr. Joseph A. Witter by a group of recently liberated Jewish prisoners at Dachau concentration camp in appreciation for the aid he provided to sick and dying inmates. The musketeer was deisgned by Robert Forster. The figurines were made with slave labor at the Allach porcelain factory at Dachau. The Allach Porcelain Factory was taken over by the SS in 1936 and was under the direct control of Heinrich Himmler. It was one of the SS's first industrial enterprises. The first factory was at Allach, a subcamp of Dachau concentration camp. A second production site was set up at Dachau to specialize in the production of figurines. Dr. Witter was a surgeon and member of the US Armed Forces 101st Airborne Division, who participated in the liberation of the camp on April 29, 1945. His unit also participated in the liberation of Kaufering concentration camp.

Artwork Title
1943-1944  (manufacture)
1945 May  (received)
creation : Dachau (Concentration camp); Dachau (Germany)
received : Dachau (Concentration camp); Dachau (Germany)
Decorative Arts
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Sean P. Tully
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