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Catalog Number 2006.29.1
Object Name Jacket
Description Blue and grey striped Nazi political prisoner uniform jacket. Jacket has three pockets: one on the front, bottom, left side; one on the front, bottom, right side; and one on the front, top, right side. Both of the bottom pockets are partially torn off of the jacket. Top right pocket is sewn closed and has a red, cloth, triangle (pointing downward) adhered to it. Beneath the triangle is a white rectangle with faded black numbers stamped on it. Inside of the collar has a loop for hanging.
Source Webb, Jim
Provenance This jacket was originally acquired by Jim Webb's brother who served in the armed forces during WWII. After the War, he obtained a pass to venture to Eastern Germany where he acquired a number of prisoner uniforms. Jim took ownership of these items after his brother passed, and donated a jacket, pants, and cap to the Museum.

Based on geography, it is likely that this jacket came from Sachsenhausen concentration camp. The red patch indicates the jacket was worn by a political prisoner. There also appears to be two sets of numbers on the white patch beneath the triangle, indicating the jacket may have been worn by two prisoners.
Place of Origin Germany