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Hand carved wooden clogs found in Dachau concentration camp by an American soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2013.378.1 a-b

Handmade wooden clogs found by 22 year old Aubrey G. Kincheloe, an American soldier, in Dachau concentration camp after liberation between May 3-8, 1945. Aubrey was a private first class in the 45th Infantry Division, 179th Infantry Regiment, Company C. He entered combat in January 1944, in Italy, and fought in southern France and, in 1945, advanced into Germany. On April 29, the 45th Division liberated Dachau concentration camp, while Aubrey and the 179th Infantry Regiment were attacking Munich. On May 3, Aubrey and his regiment were sent to Dachau to guard and administer the camp. Aubrey left Dachau on May 8, VE Day, and was stationed near Munich until his return to the US.

Date
1945 May 03-1945 May 08  (found)
Geography
found : Dachau (Concentration camp); Dachau (Germany)
Language
English
Classification
Dress Accessories
Category
Footwear
Object Type
Clogs (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Nancy K. Grim in honor of her parents Aubrey Gordon and Lovella May Kincheloe
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:05
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