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Green armband inscribed Guide Camp Dachau used by medical personnel after liberation and retrieved by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 1995.105.6

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    Green armband inscribed Guide Camp Dachau used by medical personnel after liberation and retrieved by a US soldier

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Green armband with handwritten text used by Red Cross personnel at Dachau concentration camp after its liberation by US forces on April 29, 1945. It was preserved by Edward Kaluski, a soldier in the United States Army who visited the camp after its liberation.
    Date
    received:  approximately 1945 May
    Geography
    received: Dachau (Concentration camp); Dachau (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Edward Kaluski

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Classification
    Identifying Artifacts
    Category
    Armbands
    Object Type
    Armbands (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Dark green cotton armband with English text written in white ink on the front.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 8.125 inches (20.638 cm) | Width: 0.750 inches (1.905 cm)
    Materials
    overall : cotton, ink
    Inscription
    front, handwritten, white ink : GUIDE / CAMP DACHAU

    Rights & Restrictions

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

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The armband was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Edward Kaluski.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:22:29
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