White patch with prisoner number 82609 worn by German Jewish inmate
approximately 1942-1945 May
Stutthof (Concentration camp);
use: Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
- Object Type
Prisoner badges (ushmm)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Herman Neudorf
White cloth badge with his prisoner number 82609 worn by Hermann Naidorf, who was a prisoner in Kaiserwald, Stuffhof, Buchenwald, and Bochum concentration camps from November 1943 until liberated on a death march on April 13, 1945. Hermann, 13, and his parents Frieda and Simon lived in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. In September 1939, when Germany invaded Poland, Simon, who was Polish, was sent to Sachsenhausen concentration camp. In March 1941, they received an urn with his father's ashes. In February 1942, Hermann and Frieda were deported to Riga ghetto in German occupied Latvia. In late 1943, they were sent to Kaiserwald concentration camp and separated. In August 1944, Hermann was transferred to Stuffhof, and then to Buchenwald and Bochum in Germany. The camp was evacuated in April 1945 as Allied forces closed in. Hermann escaped and hid during a death march. On April 13, he was liberated by African American troops. Hermann searched for family, but found no survivors. His mother had been shot in Kaiserwald on July 28, 1944. Hermann found an uncle who had immigrated to Colombia before the war and went there in 1948.
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Also in Herman Neudorf collection
The collection consists of a prisoner patch, documents, testimony, and publications relating to the experiences of Hermann Naidorf (later Neudorf) and his family members before and during the Holocaust in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, and Łódź, Poland, during which Hermann was imprisoned in Riga Ghetto and Kaiserwald, Stutthof, and Buchenwald concentration camps, and after the Holocaust when he emigrated to Paris, France, Colombia, and finally the United States.
The Herman Neudorf papers contain the papers of Herman Neudorf, a former concentration camp prisoner and Holocaust survivor. Documents include papers related to his internment at Kaiserwald and Buchenwald including identification cards and personal testimony. Other documents include identification and passes collected while he was a refugee after liberation, and numerous documents pertaining to his emigration to Paris and later Colombia. Also included are various items relating to relatives including death and marriage certificates.