Pocket knife used by a Polish Jewish female slave laborer
slave labor factory;
Tools and Equipment
- Object Type
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yona Wygocka Dickmann
Jack knife made from materials salvaged from a saw and airplane parts made by Yona Wygocka circa 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 the knife to cut her daily portion of bread which she shared with her aunt.
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Also in Yona Wygocka Dickmann collection
The collection consists of a comb and pocket knife relating to the experiences of Yona Wygocka as a prisoner in a salve labor camp in Germany during the Holocaust.
Date: 1944 November
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.