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Crematorium tag

Object | Accession Number: 1995.37.1

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    Crematorium tag


    Brief Narrative
    Consists of one cylindrical clay disc of the type which were attached to deceased prisoners' bodies during cremation to easily identify the ashes. Though the original origins of this disc, numbered 8745, are unknown, such discs were used at Theresienstadt, Sachsenhausen, Majdanek, and similar discs were also discovered at Belzec.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the de Saisset Museum
    front, center, imprinted : 8745

    Physical Details

    Identifying Artifacts
    Object Type
    Name tags (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Circular, gray-white, clay tag with a coarse surface. It has an oblong recess in the center with an imprinted number, and a hole near the top. Back has a blank, oblong recess.
    overall: Height: 0.750 inches (1.905 cm) | Diameter: 2.500 inches (6.35 cm)
    overall : clay

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    The crematorium tag was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by the de Saisset Museum of Santa Clara University.
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 07:11:15
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