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

Object | Accession Number: 1995.105.1

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

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    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
    found:  approximately 1945 May
    Geography
    found: Dachau (Concentration camp); Dachau (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Edward Kaluski

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Identifying Artifacts
    Category
    Badges
    Physical Description
    Red wool triangle with frayed edges and a black letter P drawn in ink in the center.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 1.375 inches (3.493 cm) | Width: 2.000 inches (5.08 cm)
    Materials
    overall : wool, ink
    Inscription
    front, handwritten, ink : P

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The badge was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Edward Kaluski.
    Record last modified:
    2023-10-24 09:01:39
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