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Concentration camp inmate uniform cap worn by an inmate of Auschwitz

Object | Accession Number: 1993.80.1

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    Concentration camp inmate uniform cap worn by an inmate of Auschwitz


    Brief Narrative
    Blue and gray striped cap issued as a uniform to Stephen Gotthelf in 1944 when he was a prisoner in Auschwitz concentration camp.
    issue:  approximately 1944
    issue: Auschwitz (Concentration camp); Oświęcim (Poland)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Luise Gotthelf
    Subject: Stephen Gotthelf

    Physical Details

    Clothing and Dress
    Physical Description
    Coarse, stiff, blue and gray striped twill cloth brimless cap with a flat, circular crown and a wide panel sewn between the headband and crown to give the cap height and shape. There is black cord trim around the crown and a side seam. On the interior, the sides are lined with gray cloth and the headband and crown are lined with black cloth, with a diamond shaped seam and extra stitching in the crown, as ifattempting to quilt the cloth. The cap has been altered to make it fit better, with a vertical cut in the hatband and a tuck sewn into the back center.
    overall: Height: 3.000 inches (7.62 cm) | Width: 8.625 inches (21.908 cm) | Depth: 10.000 inches (25.4 cm)
    overall : wool, cloth, thread

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    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    The cap was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1993 by Luise Gotthelf, the wife of Stephen Gotthelf.
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    2022-07-28 17:50:32
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