Necklace of found materials made in a camp by an Austrian Jewish woman
Auschwitz (Concentration camp);
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Renee Lang
Necklace created by Renee Konstandt, 18, from materials she saved while imprisoned in Auschwitz and other camps during and immediately after the war ended in May 1945. The ID tag used in the necklace was given to her by a friend in Auschwitz. In October 1941, Renee's parents were deported from Vienna, Austria, to the Jewish ghetto in Lodz, Poland. Due to a clerical error, Renee and her older brother, Raoul, 20, were not put on the transport. They were deported in January 1941 to Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp. In May 1944, they were sent to Auschwitz, where they were separated. Renee was sent to Neuengamme. In March 1945, she was sent to Bergen-Belsen where she was liberated on April 15, 1945, by British forces. She returned to Vienna to search for her family, but no one had survived. With the help of an uncle in Philadelphia, she emigrated to the United States in 1947.
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Also in Renee Konstandt Lang collection
The collection consists of artifacts, correspondence, and documents relating to the experiences of Renee Konstandt Lang and her family in Vienna, Austria, before, during, and after World War II and in various concentration camps during the Holocaust.
Date: 1900-approximately 2006
The Renée Lang papers contain biographical materials, correspondence, and photocopies of restitution paperwork documenting Renée Konstandt Lang's family, their experiences in Austria and in various concentration camps after the Anschluss, the death of Lang's parents and brother in Łódź, Dachau, Schwarzenberg, and possibly Auschwitz, and Lang's efforts to obtain restitution.