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Red fez found at Dachau concentration camp after liberation

Object | Accession Number: 1992.212.1

Red fez with a label with Persian text owned by Rabbi Aaron Landes. The fez was found at Dachau concentration camp in Germany following the April 29 liberation by US troops. There was a unit of the Waffen SS that wore a red fez as part of the dress uniform. It was composed of Muslims from Bosnia, Croatia, and Herzegovina in occupied Yugoslavia. Unlike this fez, which is unadorned, the Waffen SS fezes had a Nazi Death's head and Reichsadler insignia.

Date
after 1945 April 29  (found)
Geography
found : Dachau (Concentration camp) after liberation; Dachau (Germany)
Language
Persian (farsi)
Classification
Dress Accessories
Category
Headgear
Object Type
Fezes (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Aaron Landes
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:24:14
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