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Pocket knife used by a Polish Jewish female slave laborer

Object | Accession Number: 1990.220.2

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.

Date
creation:  1944 November
Geography
use: slave labor factory; Freiburg (Germany)
Classification
Tools and Equipment
Category
Cutting tools
Object Type
Pocketknives (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yona Wygocka Dickmann
 
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 08:53:34
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