Postcard picture of Unknown Prisoner monument

Close-up view shows the emaciated face of a typical starved and over-worked prisoner in the Dachau Concentration Camp. Note that it shows the prisoner with his head shaved. This was done in an effort to prevent lice which caused typhus epidemics. Note also the wooden shoes, which were typically worn in Dachau and other prison camps in the later years when clothing and shoes were scarce. The prisoners were not issued underwear or socks so the wooden shoes caused frequent blisters on their feet, sometimes resulting in foot infections.

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