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Soap from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp

Object | Accession Number: 2005.301.1

Bar of soap issued to 15-year-old Erwin Dankner in June 1944 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany. The soap was never used. Erwin, his parents, Henry and Catherina, and his brother, Anthony, arrived in Bergen-Belsen by train from Budapest, Hungary, as part of a rescue effort organized by Rezso Kasztner. Later in 1944, the family was transferred to safety in Switzerland.

received:  1944 June
received: Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp); Belsen (Bergen, Celle, Germany)
Object Type
Soap (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Erwin R. Danker
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:12:24
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