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George Birman collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of a belt, hunting knife, pliers, wristwatch, agenda planners, documents, and photographic materials relating to the experiences of George Birman and his father Abel before World War II in Lithuania, during the war when they were interned in Kovno (Kaunas) ghetto and Kedahnen (Kedainiai) labor camp, and after the war as displaced persons, including George's postwar education and work with displaced persons in Vienna, Austria.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1993 and 1995 by George Birman and in 2010 and 2012 by Pola Birman, wife of George Birman.
Date
1930-2002
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George Birman papers

Document | Accession Number: 1993.41.2

Date
inclusive:  1930-2002
George Birman papers

Brown strap wrist watch worn postwar by a former labor camp inmate and aid worker

Object | Accession Number: 1999.155.2

Geography
use: Vienna (Austria)
Date
received:  approximately 1945 July
Brown strap wrist watch worn postwar by a former labor camp inmate and aid worker

Hunting knife with leather sheath used by Lithuanian labor camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1999.155.3 a-b

Geography
use: Kedahnen (Concentration camp); Kedainiai (Lithuania)
Date
received:  approximately 1944 July 09
Hunting knife with leather sheath used by Lithuanian labor camp inmate

Leather belt with 2 sets of holes worn postwar by Lithuanian labor camp inmate / aid worker

Object | Accession Number: 2010.107.2

Geography
use: Rothschild Hospital; Vienna (Austria)
Date
use:  1945 July-1948 May
Leather belt with 2 sets of holes worn postwar by Lithuanian labor camp inmate / aid worker

Pliers used by Lithuanian labor camp inmate to escape

Object | Accession Number: 2010.107.3

Geography
use: Kedahnen (Concentration camp); Kedainiai (Lithuania)
Date
use:  1944 July 09
Pliers used by Lithuanian labor camp inmate to escape
 
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