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Dinner knife used by sisters who were interned in a series of concentration camps

Object | Accession Number: 2014.471.2

Table knife used by sisters Esther and Helen Mermelstein as prisoners in a series of concentration camps. Originally from Cinadievo, Czechoslovakia, the sisters were deported in April 1944 to Munkacs Ghetto in German occupied Hungary. In June, they were deported to Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, where they were selected as slave labor for the munitions factory Christianstadt, a subcamp of Gross Rosen, and then to Bergen-Belsen in Germany. They were liberated there by the British Army on April 15, 1945 and sent to Karlstad, Sweden, to recuperate.

Classification
Household Utensils
Category
Flatware
Object Type
Table knives (aat)
Extent
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Judith Weiss
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:08:43
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