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Concentration camp uniform dress worn by a Jewish Czech inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1989.263.1

Concentration camp uniform dress worn by Leopoldine “Poldi” Langer in Leipzig-Schoenfeld concentration camp from August 4, 1944, until she was on a death march in late April 1945. On March 15, 1939, Germany annexed the region of Czechoslovakia, including Orlau, where Poldi lived with her husband Hans. Hans was arrested in April, escaped after two days, and the couple fled to Prokocim, Poland, near Krakow. That September, Germany invaded Poland. In January 1941, Poldi and Hans were arrested and sent to Prokocim labor camp. In November 1942, they were transferred to Plaszow slave labor camp. In January 1943, they were sent to Skarzysko-Kamienna as slave labor for a HASAG munitions factory. In August 1944, Poldi was sent to the HASAG labor camp in Leipzig-Schoenefeld and assigned prisoner number 782. She was liberated in April 1945 on a death march in Oschatz, Germany. She was reunited with Hans, who was liberated on May 8, 1945, from Buchenwald concentration camp.

Date
1944 August-1945 April  (use)
Geography
use : Hasag-Leipzig (Concentration camp); Leipzig (Germany)
use : death march; Oschatz (Germany)
Classification
Clothing and Dress
Object Type
Dresses (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Polly Langer, in memory of the Langer and Kornfeld family members who perished in the Holocaust
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:22:50
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