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The Uniform and the Jacket

Artifacts Unpacked Video Series

Otto Feuer was convinced he would not survive the Holocaust. He was imprisoned for nearly six years in three concentration camps in Nazi Germany.

The striped uniform he wore and the jacket that was marked as prisoner clothing help tell his story of being persecuted for being Jewish. The garments also speak to his resilience after liberation.

Just two weeks after the US Army liberated Buchenwald in April 1945, Otto, still wearing the jacket, thanked soldiers in an on-camera interview filmed by Army officials.

About the Artifacts

Artifacts shown in the video were donated to the Museum by Michael Feuer and Peter Feuer. Explore the Otto Feuer Collection