Extremely rare German WW2 patch with black triangle used for asocial, a catch-all term for vagrants, bums, prostitutes in Dachau
For your viewing is a rare German WW2 patch from Dachau Concentration camp. Black triangle was used for asocial, a catch-all term for vagrants, bums, prostitutes, hobos, alcoholics who were living on the streets, or anyone who didn’t have a permanent address – look at the German chart bellow. The German regimes in Concentration camps force prisoners to wear an identifying mark under the threat of death. Did you hear anywhere what concentration camps had a brothel? It is unknown period of history. The prisoners who worked good (especially who was worked for service of German officers) received special voucher to go to brothel. Also some women from this brothel served the German officers in concentration camp. Usually nobody knows the name of that women. On the last image I put recently founded photo of German officers from Auschwitz with prostitutes.
This particular armband has prisoners number 48320. Our research gave us a name of the owner of this item – Boris xxxxx – look at the image from Dachau archive bellow. The item has a huge historian value !
History: The black triangle was a badge used in Nazi concentration camps to mark prisoners as “asocial” or “arbeitsscheu” (work-shy). It was later adopted as a lesbian or feminist symbol of pride and solidarity, on the assumption that the Nazis included lesbians in the “asocial” category. The symbol originates from Nazi concentration camps, where every prisoner had to wear one of the Nazi concentration camp badges on their jacket, the color of which categorized them according to “their kind.” Individuals deemed “anti-social” had to wear the Black Triangle. Many of Black Triangle prisoners were either mentally retarded or mentally ill. The homeless were also included, as were alcoholics, the habitually “work-shy,” prostitutes, and others. Romani or Roma people, also known as Gypsies, were usually classed with Black Triangle prisoners, but some concentration camps gave them a separate badge – The Brown Triangle – instead.
Albert van Dyck – former prisoner of Buchenwald 83-year old Dutchman Albert van Dyck, a resident of the city of Kampen – please look at here.
In 1941, Himmler ordered Reichsfuhrer create brothels in some camps. Idea applied professional psychologists who believed that men would work better if sex will be a reward for their labor. Moreover, this privilege should be granted only for election, experts say, and helps you achieve more goals: lead to a split among the prisoners, stop them to show solidarity …
Since 1942, 10 public buildings in Germany, Austria and Poland were forcibly sent (on different data) from 200 to 300 Women’s Christian. Almost all of them were arrested in their home countries on charges of “anti-social behavior.” And no one knows how many women Jewish women were there …
For intimate meetings every lady allocates a separate room. After a brief examination of the client was given 15 minutes to “love” their darling. And all this time the guards stealthily watched a couple from a neighboring room through specially performed in the wall of the hole. They should have checked to date proceeded exclusively in the supine position, as prescribed by the rules. It is known that the Germans have always been great pedants at all …
This item passed important test – it does not glow under the black lamp (all fabrics after 1945 glow under the black light) – please look at the image (for compare I put on the last image armband which glow under a black lamp). Also the piece have an old smell that old authentic cloth keeps. More over the item passed 2nd test – burned test (old fabric after burn become a proud, modern fabric become a resin).
The item is from a private collection. We have some Jewish WW2 artifact with history and owners name – please ask about it. More Jewish WW2 artifact with history and owners name you can see on our eBay store. You will be surprised – the reserve price is very low.
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Three years ago German WW2 patch with black triangle (without prisoners number !) from concentration camp sold on eBay for $300 !! – look at the image bellow.
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