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Striped prison jacket with an inverted purple triangle badge worn by Matthaeus Pibal, a Jehovah's Witness, during his imprisonment at the Dachau concentration camp.

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    Striped prison jacket with an inverted purple triangle badge worn by Matthaeus Pibal, a Jehovah's Witness, during his imprisonment at the Dachau concentration camp.
    Striped prison jacket with an inverted purple triangle badge worn by Matthaeus Pibal, a Jehovah's Witness, during his imprisonment at the Dachau concentration camp.

The purple triangle badge was used to identify the prisoner as a Jehovah's Witness.

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    Striped prison jacket with an inverted purple triangle badge worn by Matthaeus Pibal, a Jehovah's Witness, during his imprisonment at the Dachau concentration camp.

    The purple triangle badge was used to identify the prisoner as a Jehovah's Witness.
    Date
    1940 - 1945
    Locale
    Dachau, [Bavaria] Germany
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Matthaeus Pibal

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    Photo Source
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Matthaeus Pibal
    Source Record ID: Collections: 1989.248.1

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    Artifact Geography
    Washington, DC United States
    Artifact Photographer
    Arnold Kramer
    Biography
    Matthaeus Pibal was arrested as a Jehovah's Witness by the Gestapo in 1940 and sent to Dachau. He remained in the concentration camp until the liberation in 1945.
    Record last modified:
    2005-04-14 00:00:00
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