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Comb made from airplane parts by a Polish Jewish female slave laborer

Object | Accession Number: 1990.220.1

Aluminum comb made from airplane parts by Yona Wygocka, age 16, in November 1944 when she was a slave laborer in an ammunition factory in Freiburg, Germany. She had been sent there from Auschwitz concentration camp. She used this to comb out her hair as it began to grow back following her transfer from Auschwitz.

creation:  1944 November
creation: slave labor factory; Freiburg (Germany)
Object Type
Combs (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yona Wygocka Dickmann
Record last modified: 2022-10-07 11:56:46
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