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Concentration Camp Jacket




Concentration camp jacket worn by George Grojnowski.  George was born in Radziejow, Poland, on the 23rd January 1927.  From 1940 he was interned in various ghettos and labour camps, the last ghetto being Czenstochowa, from which, in January 1945, they were bundled into cattle trucks and transported to Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany.  This jacket was worn by him while interned in the Buchenwald.  At the liquidation of Buchenwald, he was on the Death March to Theresienstadt.  He was liberated there by the Soviet Army on the 8th May 1945 and in whose honour and gratitude he changed the yellow triangle on this uniform to a red triangle.

Donated by George Grojnowski

Photograph of George Grojnowski taken shortly after liberation.

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