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White cloth badge with 2 stencilled prisoner numbers retrieved by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 1995.105.4

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    White cloth badge with 2 stencilled prisoner numbers retrieved by a US soldier

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    White square cloth badge with the number 1 48903 stencilled twice found by Edward Kaluski at Dachau concentration camp after its liberation in April 1945. 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
    Square white cotton badge with the same number stencilled in black ink near the top and the bottom edges. The edges are unfinished.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 3.625 inches (9.208 cm) | Width: 3.375 inches (8.573 cm)
    Materials
    overall : cotton, ink
    Inscription
    front, stencilled, black ink : 1 48903 / 1 48903

    Rights & Restrictions

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

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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:
    2023-09-15 10:20:18
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