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Prisoner identification tag stamped 85375 with leather band worn by a Polish Jewish inmate in several concentration camps

Object | Accession Number: 2012.341.2

Identification tag stamped KLM / 85375 / P issued to Moses Majerczyk at Mauthausen concentration camp and worn in Melk and Ebensee concentration camps from August 1944 to May 1945. He was required to wear the tag around his wrist and it is taped to a wrist watch band. On September 1, 1939, Germany occupied Poland. In January 1942, Moses was taken to the Krakow ghetto. In September, he was one of the first prisoners transferred to Plaszow forced-labor camp to build the facilities. On August 8, 1944, he was transferred to Mauthausen concentration camp, where he was assigned prisoner number 85375. Later that month, he was sent to Melk forced-labor camp. In April 1945, Moses was transported to Ebensee concentration camp, where, on May 4-5, he was liberated by US troops. By January 25, 1946, Moses was at Bindermichl displaced persons camp in Linz, Austria. At the camp he met Ludwika Finder, a concentration camp survivor also from Poland, and, in May 1946, they married. In May 1949, they emigrated to the United States on the SS Marine Flasher.

Date
1944 August-1945 May  (use)
Geography
issue : Mauthausen (Concentration Camp); Mauthausen (Austria)
use : Melk (Concentration camp); Melk (Austria)
use : Ebensee (Concentration camp); Ebensee (Austria)
Language
German
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Labels
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ettie Shapiro
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