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Red wool triangular inmate badge retrieved by a US soldier at a concentration camp

Object | Accession Number: 1995.105.1

Red wool badge with a black P found by Edward Kaluski at Dachau concentration camp after its liberation in April 1945. These patches were worn to identify prisoners and were often sewn to the uniform pant leg. Kaluski was a soldier in the United States Army who visited the camp after its April 29 liberation by US forces.

Date
approximately 1945 May  (found)
Geography
found : Dachau (Concentration camp); Dachau (Germany)
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Badges
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Edward Kaluski
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:26:59
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