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Labor camp Supervisor armband worn by Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2009.18.2

Aufsicht [Supervisor] armband issued to 24 year old Charlotte (Sari) Ickovics in 1944-1945 when she was an inmate of Sommerda slave labor camp in Germany. She worked in a munitions factory that assembled bullet casings. In 1944, she and her eight siblings were separated from their parents in the ghetto in Berehove, Czechoslovakia (Ukraine) and deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Sari and her sister, Irene, were sent to Gelsenkirchen concentration camp and, when the Allies neared the area, transported to Sommerda. She and Irene were liberated during a death march when their SS guards fled. Five of her eight siblings survived; her parents, a brother, two sisters and their children, did not.

Date
1944-1945  (use)
Geography
issue : Sommerda (Concentration camp); Sommerda (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Armbands
Object Type
Armbands (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Charlotte Neufeld
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:26:48
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