Past Exhibit

The Jacket from Dachau

One Survivor’s Search for Justice, Identity and Home

In July of 2015, the KHC was contacted by a vintage clothing dealer about a recent acquisition of a unique garment at an estate sale. In the back of a walk-in closet, amid a variety of old shirts and vintage dresses, hung a faded striped jacket. We now know Benzion Peresecki, a young Jewish man from Lithuania, wore this jacket for ten months in Dachau and kept it for 33 years. Click below to explore the interactive exhibit which includes a library study guide, exhibit-related videos, artifacts, as well as a printed catalogue.


View the interactive exhibit