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Old 07-12-2011, 11:03 PM   #56
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Arrow Identification in Nazi camps

Identification of inmates in Nazi concentration camps was performed in two ways: by special badges and by identification numbers.

Metal stamps turned out to be impractical, and later numbers were tattoed with a single needle on the left forearm.

The tattoo was the prisoner's camp number, sometimes with a special symbol added: some Jews had a triangle, and Roma had the letter "Z" (from German Zigeuner for "Gypsy"). In May 1944, the Jews received the letters "A" or "B" to indicate particular series of numbers

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