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Metal ID tag with his name and birthdate issued to a Jewish refugee child

Object | Accession Number: 2008.319.4

Identification tag that was issued to 5 year old Marc Hoffman, a Jewish child smuggled from France into Switzerland and placed in 1944 in a children’s home established by Margaret Locher. The tag is engraved with his name and birthdate, the name of the matron of the home, and other identifying information. It was acquired by Vera Lechtman who had lived there at the same time when she was 6 years old. Vera, her mother, Tonia, and her younger brother, Marcel, were arrested by the French police in 1942 and sent to the Nexon internment camp. A friend was able to arrange their release and they went into hiding before escaping to Switzerland. In 1945, after the war the family returned to Poland.

1944  (issue)
use : Locher children's home; Zurich (Switzerland : Canton)
Identifying Artifacts
Object Type
Name tags (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Vera Lechtman
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:07:48
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