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Sommerda labor camp Aufsicht [Supervisor] armband worn by a Czech Jewish female inmate
Sommerda (Forced labor camp);
|Brief Narrative||Supervisor's armband issued to 24 year old Charlotte (Sari) Ickovics in 1944-1945 when she was an inmate of the Sommerda forced labor camp in Germany. She worked in a munitions factory that assembled bullet casings. In 1944, she and her eight siblings were separated from their parents in the ghetto in Berehove, Czechoslovakia (Ukraine) and deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Sari and her sister, Irene, were sent to Gelsenkirchen concentration camp and, when the Allies neared the area, transported to Sommerda. She and Irene were liberated during a death march when their SS guards fled. Five of her eight siblings survived; her parents, a brother, two sisters and their children, did not.|
|Provenance||The armband was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2009 by Amos Neufeld, the son of Charlotte Neufeld, on behalf of the Estate of Charlotte Neufeld.|
|Legal Status||Permanent Collection|
|Dimensions||overall : 6.250 x 2.750 in. (15.875 x 6.985 cm.)|
|Markings||front, stencilled, brown ink : Aufsicht [Supervisor]|
|Materials||overall : cloth, thread, ink|
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Czechoslovakia--Personal narratives.
Women concentration camp inmates--Biography.
World War, 1939-1945--Conscript labor--Germany--Personal narratives.
|Conditions on Access||No restrictions on access|
|Conditions on Use||No restrictions on use|
|Credit Line||United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Charlotte Neufeld|
|Physical Description||Stained and worn offwhite cloth armband stitched together to form a band and hemmed in blue thread, with German text stencilled across front in brown ink.|
|Link to Collection||
Charlotte Neufeld collection
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|Record last modified: 2014-02-18 14:00:53|