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Leather ID bracelet with tag worn by a concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1989.188.1

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    Leather ID bracelet with tag worn by a concentration camp inmate

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Prisoner identification bracelet issued to Edwin Chwedyk at Majdanek concentration camp in October 1942. It is stamped with his prisoner number 17215.
    Date
    issue:  1942 October
    Geography
    use: Majdanek (Concentration camp); Lublin (Poland)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joseph Chwedyk, In memory of my brother
    Contributor
    Subject: Edwin Chwedyk
    Biography
    Edwin Chwedyk contracted typhoid while in the Majdanek concentration camp. He was released and returned home where he subsequently died.

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Identifying Artifacts
    Category
    Labels
    Physical Description
    Leather band with a metal tag and buckle. A number is stamped on the tag. It is curled into a v-shape.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 8.250 inches (20.955 cm) | Width: 3.250 inches (8.255 cm)
    Materials
    overall : leather, metal
    Inscription
    tag, stamped : 17215

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The bracelet was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1989 by Joseph Chwedyk, the brother of Edwin Chwedyk.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:21:08
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