Personal Equipment and Supplies
- Object Type
Cigar lighters (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alexander M. Schenker
The cigar/cigarette lighter was made by Soviet aircraft workers and acquired by Alexander Schenker while he was at a Soviet labor camp in Dushanbe (Stalinabad),Tajikistan, during World War II.
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Also in Alexander Schenker collection
Consists ofobjects relating to Alexander Schenker's experiences as an inmate in a Soviet forced labor camp and documents relating to the the donor's father, Oskar Schenke and his escape to Japan. Includes a visa issued by Jan Zwartendyk and Sugihara Chiune.
The cigarette holder is from a Soviet labor camp in Dushanbe (Stalinabad), Tajikistan, where Alexander Schenker lived during World War II
The cup was carried by Alexander Schenker for drinking and his daily soup ration in a Soviet labor camp in Dushanbe (Stalinabad),Tajikistan
The papers consist of documents relating to Alexander Schenker's experiences as a deportee in the Soviet Union from 1940-1942 and as a resident from 1942-1946. The collection also relates to the experiences of Alexander Schenker's father, Oskar Schenker, who was a refugee in Japan. Includes a Polish citizenship certificate issued to Oskar Schenker which includes a visa stamped by the Japanese consul in Kaunas, Chiune Sugihara.