Brown leather belt worn by a rescued German Jewish boy
Gurs (Concentration camp);
- Object Type
Belts (Clothing) (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Harry J. Mayer
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.
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Also in Harry J. Mayer collection
The collection consists of a leather belt, booklets, documents, letters, photographs, and postcards relating to Heinz (Harry) J. Mayer and his family before the Holocaust in Germany, during the Holocaust when his parents, Max and Mina, were imprisoned in Camp de Gurs and Camp de Noé in France, and Heinz was taken to safety in Switzerland.
The papers consist of booklets, documents, letters, photographs, and postcards relating to the Mayer family. The papers include correspondence sent from Camp de Gurs and Camp de Noé in France, images of the family from the pre-war period and from Camp de Gurs, and materials relating to Harry Mayer's membership in the Jewish scouts and his experiences in Switzerland.