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Concentration camp striped uniform jacket and pants worn by Romanian Jewish female inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2010.471.1 a-b

Concentration camp uniform jacket and trousers worn by 31 year old Malka Polak-Adler from summer 1944-April 1945. She received the uniform in 1944 in Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland from a friend and fellow inmate to whom it had been issued. Malka wore the uniform when she was transferred in August 1944 to Bergen-Belsen in Germany. In May 1944, six weeks after Germany occupied Hungary, Malka and her parents, Leib and Gitza, were deported from the Viseu de Sus ghetto to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Her parents were killed, presumably upon arrival. Malka was transferred in August to Bergen-Belsen which was liberated by the British Army on April 15, 1945. Malka was hospitalized, then lived a displaced persons camp until 1946 when she returned to Ruscova, Romania.

Date
approximately 1944 May-1945 April  (use)
Geography
received : Birkenau (Concentration camp); Birkenau (Germany)
use : Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp); Belsen (Bergen, Celle, Germany)
Classification
Clothing and Dress
Object Type
Uniforms (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Marge Stern and the Stern Family
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:22:00
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