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Brown leather belt worn by a rescued German Jewish boy

Object | Accession Number: 2002.52.2

Brown leather belt worn by Heinz Mayer, 13, when he was taken to safety in Swtizerland from France in 1943. The belt had belonged to his father Max who gave it to Heinz before Heinz left Camp de Gurs with a Jewiwh aid organization. Heinz' father and mother, Max and Mina, were later sent to Camp Noe and then deported to Auschwitz concentration camp and killed.

Date
1941  (received)
Geography
received : Gurs (Concentration camp); Gurs (France)
Classification
Dress Accessories
Category
Belts (Clothing)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Harry J. Mayer
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:22:49
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