Inmates' categories

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(Source: Archiv MG Dachau)

Because of the manifold reasons for persecution and arrest, the „triangles“ were also distributed arbitrarily and not only systematically. Thus, the red triangle was also worn by women who had listened to „enemy broadcasts“ or had illegal contact to forced labourers. Non-German women were mostly also categorised as „political inmates“. For the SS, lesbian women belonged to the „anti-social“ class, as well as the „work deniers“, prostitutes and Roma and Sinti women. Concentration camp inmates' categories, along with the corresponding coloured „triangles“ which were sewn to the inmates' clothing.