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Karl Schlesinger collection

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    Collection Summary
    The collection consists of a badge and eyeglasses, a photograph, and a postcard relating to the experiences of Karl Schlesinger in several concentration camps in Belgium, France, Germany, and Poland during the Holocaust and after the war in displaced persons camps in Germany. An accretion of post-war documents, certificates, identity card issued to Karl (Carl) Schlesinger. A second accretion of a pair of eyeglasses (broken) carried by Karl Schlesinger during WWII; identification cards and papers, correspondence, certificates, and documents relating to Karl and Eva Schlesinger during the Holocaust. Some of these materials may be combined into a single collection in the future.
    Provenance
    The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2010 by Karl Schlesinger. Accretions of additional materials were added to the collection in 2016 and 2019 by Karl Schlesinger and his son Dave Schlesinger.
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    Karl Schlesinger papers

    Document | Accession Number: 2010.494.1


    Plastic eyeglass frames, temple and lenses worn by a Jewish concentration camp inmate

    Object | Accession Number: 2010.494.2 a-d

    Geography
    use: concentration camps; France
    use: concentration camps; Germany
    Date
    use:  1939 May-1945 April
    Plastic eyeglass frames, temple and lenses worn by a Jewish concentration camp inmate

    Metal ID badge with number 87308 issued to a Jewish prisoner

    Object | Accession Number: 2010.494.3

    Geography
    issue: Dachau (Concentration camp); Dachau (Germany)
    Date
    use:  1944 August-1945 April
    Metal ID badge with number 87308 issued to a Jewish prisoner

    Karl Schlesinger papers

    Document | Accession Number: 2019.473.1


    Eyeglasses

    Object | Accession Number: 2019.473.2 a-e

    Eyeglasses
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    2022-07-28 17:51:17
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