Text only sign found at Ebensee concentration camp crematorium by an American soldier
1945 May 06
Ebensee (Concentration camp);
Nordhausen (Thuringia, Germany)
- Object Type
Posters, German (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Sydney Bruskin
Sign found by Sidney Bruskin, an American soldier, at the liberation at Ebensee concentration camp. The sign was removed from above an oven door inside the crematorium. The text is an epitaph expressing a wish for cremation. Bruskin served with the 80th Infantry Division Counter Intelligence Corps.
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Also in Sidney Bruskin collection
The collection consists of a sign relating to the experiences of Sidney Bruskin as a soldier in the United States Army in Germany during World War II. Also includes a photograph and document. Some of these materials may be combined into a single collection in the future.
Contains a picture taken by Sydney Bruskin, an American soldier with the 80th Infantry Division Counter Intelligence Corps, at the liberation of the Ebensee Concentration Camp. The person in the background of the image is a liberator.
The memorandum is marked "Secret" and was issued by the Counter Intelligence Corps of the United States Army. It lists regulations of a mission in Altaussee, Austria, to protect art treasures, continue steps to administer area and arrest those who come within scope of CIC, and recover property.