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Dark blue concentration camp uniform cap worn by a Polish Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1992.36.2

Dark blue concentration camp uniform cap worn by Moses Silberberg while imprisoned at Buchenwald concentration camp from February 10 to April 11, 1945. On September 6, 1939, the German army entered Moses’s town, Konskie, Poland, and looted his family’s grocery store. In spring 1941, Moses and his parents, Berek and Matla, were interned in the ghetto. In October 1942, Moses, Berek, and Matla left for Krakow ghetto. Moses was a slave laborer in Krakau-Płaszów concentration camp. On March 13 and 14, 1943, the ghetto was liquidated and Berek and Matla were sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau killing center. On February 5, 1944, Moses was sent to Auschwitz concentration camp. The camp was evacuated on January 18, 1945, and Moses was sent on a death march to Gross-Rosen in Germany. In February, he was sent to Buchenwald where he was liberated by US soldiers on April 11, 1945. In June, Moses was sent to recuperate at a displaced persons camp in Switzerland. He then lived in Bergen Belsen displaced persons camp. Nearly his entire extended family was killed during the war. Moses married a fellow survivor, Estera Jaeger, and they settled in Switzerland.

issue:  approximately 1945 February
issue: Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
Clothing and Dress
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Moses Silberberg, in memory of my parents, grandparents, and my 75 related family members who were killed by the Germans
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:10:27
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