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Branding iron retrieved from Dachau by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 1995.109.1

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    Overview

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

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Tools and Equipment
    Category
    Animal equipment
    Object Type
    Branding irons (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Long iron rod with curled tip at one end and stamp bearing letters.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 12.825 inches (32.575 cm) | Width: 2.625 inches (6.668 cm) | Depth: 0.500 inches (1.27 cm)
    Materials
    overall : iron
    Inscription
    branding end, stamped : Res.Laz.I

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

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The branding iron was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Charles L. Highbarger, the son of Andrew J. Highbarger.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-25 16:25:29
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