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Black cap worn by a Polish Jewish concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1994.55.1

Black wool civilian cap worn as a concentration camp uniform cap by Edmund Graf while imprisoned at Flossenburg and Altenhammer concentration camps from August 4, 1944 to April 23, 1945. Germany invaded Poland in September 1939. In 1940, Edmund fled to Soviet occupied Lwow, but returned home after Germany invaded in June 1941. In December, he was sent to Pustkow slave labor camp. He was then transported to Mielec and Wieliczka slave labor camps and Flossenburg and Altenhammer concentration camps, where he worked in airplane factories. On April 23, 1945 Edmund was liberated from Altenhammer by the US Army. Later, Edmund learned that his brother went to Palestine illegally in 1946 or 1947. The rest of Edmund’s family perished.

Date
approximately 1944 August-approximately 1945 April  (use)
Geography
issue : Flossenburg (Concentration camp); Flossenburg (Germany)
use : Altenhammer (Concentration camp); Altenhammer (Germany)
Classification
Dress Accessories
Category
Headgear
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Edmund Graf
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:26:39
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