Dora / Buchenwald 35th Anniversary of Liberation Pin - 1980

1980

Identifer: CJF R 0363

Medium
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Topics
Buchenwald

Collections
Holocaust Medals, Plaques, Tokens & Pins, Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Cincinnati Judaica Fund Research Collection

Description
Dora-Mittelban (also known as Dora – Nordhauser or Nordhausen) was established in Central Germany near to Harz Mountains.  Originally a  subcamp of Buchenwald.  In Oct. 1944 the SS elevated Dora to an independent concentration camp with more than 30 subcamps.  Tunnels were dug into the mountains for facilities for the V-2 rocket, and other experimental weapons. 
                                          
During 18 months about 60,000 prisoners from 21 nations passed through Dora. An estimated 20,000 inmates died; 9000 died from exhaustion and collapse, 350 hanged (including 200 for sabotage), the remainder died mainly from disease and starvation
 
History:           Acquired in 2004 in Austria 

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