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Concentration camp uniform coat worn by an Austrian Catholic inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1989.235.1

Concentration camp uniform knee length coat worn by Karl Unterthiner, an Austrian Catholic political prisoner in Dachau concentration camp from March 25, 1944, to April 29, 1945. Karl lived in Sterzing, (Vitipeno) Italy, an alpine village, which was part of Austria until World War I. In June 1939, Germany and Italy agreed this area would be Italianized. Residents who wished to retain their German culture and language were given the option to go to Germany or Austria which was part of the German Reich. Karl was Austrian, and he refused to leave his home and spoke out against Fascism and Nazism. On September 9, 1943, he was arrested for anti-German activity, and sent to Innsbruck special camp. On February 2, 1944, he was sent to nearby Reichenau work education camp. On March 23, Karl was sent to Dachau and assigned prisoner number 66170. On April 29, 1945, the camp was liberated by American forces.

Date
1944 March 25-1945 April 29  (use)
Geography
use : Dachau (Concentration camp); Dachau (Germany)
Classification
Clothing and Dress
Object Type
Coats (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Rudi A. Unterthiner, in memory of Karl Unterthiner
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:07:24
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