Labor camp Supervisor armband worn by Czech Jewish inmate
Sommerda (Concentration camp);
- Object Type
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Charlotte Neufeld
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.
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Also in Charlotte Neufeld collection
The collection consists of an armband and a diary relating to the experiences of Charlotte (Sari) Ickovics (later Charlotte Neufeld) in the slave labor camp in Sommerda, Germany, during the Holocaust.
Autograph book hand made in Soemmerda slave labor camp and carried by Sari Ickovits (Charlotte Neufeld). Two photographs: photographic postcard: portrait of Sari Ickovitz (Charlotte Neufeld) and her sister Iren; Photographic print: portrait of Sari Ickovitz (Charlotte Neufeld), inscribed on verso December 13, 1948, Tel Aviv.