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Branding iron retrieved from Dachau by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 1995.109.1

Branding iron discovered by Andrew J. Highbarger at Dachau concentration camp. Highbarger was a sergeant in the 4th Division of the 3rd US Army. He believed that it had been used to brand prisoners who had escaped from Dachau or from the camps where they had been incarcerated before being transferred to Dachau.

Date
approximately 1945 May  (found)
Geography
found : Dachau (Concentration camp); Dachau (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Tools and Equipment
Category
Animal equipment
Object Type
Branding irons (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Charles Highbarger
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:22:38
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