Shirt taken from an SS storeroom at a concentration camp and worn by a former inmate
Clothing and Dress
- Object Type
Shirts, Men's (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of James Vogel
Steven Vogel took the shirt from a SS storeroom at Mauthausen concentration camp and wore it as he exited the camp upon liberation in April 1945.
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Also in Steven Vogel collection
The collection consists of a cotton shirt and a leather belt worn by Steven Vogel as he exited Mauthausen concentration camp upon liberation in April 1945. Steven Vogel took the shirt and belt from an SS storeroom housing clothing and supplies at the camp. Letter: handwritten by Tomi Baratod [sic] in Budapest addressed to "Pistka" [sic], dated December 14, 1946. Letter describes events in Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland after Steven was evacuated from there to Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria. Written by a friend of Steven's who remained in Auschwitz and detailed his experiences, in Hungarian. Film reel: 3 reels of 8mm pre-war Hungarian family footage.
Date: approximately 1945
Steven Vogel took the belt from a SS storeroom at Mauthausen concentration camp and wore it as he exited the camp upon liberation in April 1945.
The collection documents the Holocaust experiences of Steven Vogel of Budapest, Hungary including his deportations to the Auschwitz-Birkenau and Mauthausen concentration camps and his immigration to the United States in 1945. Included are pre-war identification documents of Steven, his parents Ödön and Vilma (née Deutsch) Vogel, and other relatives in the Vogel and Deutsch families; birth certificates; report cards; immigration paperwork; tax and selective service forms; family history; an oral history interview transcript; restitution claims; and correspondence. Included with the correspondence is a 1946 letter to Steven from Tomi Baratod describing their experiences at Auschwitz.