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A Prisoner in Dachau forced to stand without moving for hours as a punishment. This was common throughout the camps..including during the winter..after working all day. Purple triangle means Jehovah's Witness.

Jehovah's Witness Prison Jacket Striped prison jacket with an inverted purple triangle badge worn by Matthaeus Pibal, a Jehovah's Witness, during his imprisonment at the Dachau concentration camp. The purple triangle badge was used to identify the prisoner as a Jehovah's Witness. Matthaeus Pibal was arrested as a Jehovah's Witness by the Gestapo in 1940 and sent to Dachau. He remained in the concentration camp until the liberation in 1945.

Only God knows how happy I've been. Having such great friends in my kingdom hall and such a loving God to support me is such a blessing

Hildegard Kusserow, one of Jehovah's Witnesses, was imprisoned for four years in several concentration camps including Ravensbrueck, Germany for her religious beliefs.


Wilhelm Kusserow, a German Jehovah's Witness who was shot by the Nazis. Germany, ca. 1940.