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Razor blades issued to a US soldier while held as a POW in a German Stalag

Object | Accession Number: 1997.112.6 a-h

Razor blades issued to 23 year old Rolland Pearce, an US airman, while held as a prisoner of war by the Germans in Stalag Luft IV in Tychowo, Poland. On February 6, the camp was evacuated due to approaching Soviet forces. Rolland and the other prisoners were sent on a forced march that came to be known as the Black March, because of the brutal conditions and treatment. The march lasted 86 days, until early April, when they reached Fallingbostel, Germany, and Stalag 357, about forty miles away.

Date
1945  (received)
Geography
issue : Stalag Luft IV; Tychowo (Bialogard, Poland)
Language
German
Object Type
Razor blades (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rolland Pearce
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:06
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