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Identification tag of the French Armed Forces

A French army tag. Villi Ernest Henri Herz (b. 1883), a French army officer, was arrested by the Gestapo in Toulouse in 1944 on account of his Jewish heritage. Along with his son Bertrand Herz, now the president of the International Committee of Buchenwald-Dora and Commandos, he was committed to Buchenwald Concentration Camp on 6 August 1944. He died on 27 January 1945 in the Niederorschel subcamp.