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Gem micromatic safety razor and case given to a concentration camp inmate after liberation

Object | Accession Number: 1999.150.1 a-b

Gem safety razor and case given to 24-year-old Morris Rosen after his liberation from Theresienstadt concentration camp on May 9, 1945. Following the occupation of Poland by Germany in September 1939, Morris, his parents, and 10 siblings were interned in the Jewish ghetto in Dabrowa Gornicza. From 1942-1944, the Germans transferred Morris through a series of camps: a labor camp in Szczcakowa, Sosnowitz and Annaberg concentration camps, and Gruenberg and Kretschamberg labor camps. In early 1945, Morris was in Kretschamberg labor camp when the Germans decided to evacuate the inmates because of the Soviet Army advance. The inmates began a death march to Buchenwald in Germany, then to Theresienstadt in Czechoslovakia, where they were liberated by Soviet forces in May 1945. Morris searched for his family, and learned that five of his siblings had survived. His parents had perished in Auschwitz. Morris lived for a time in the New Palestine displaced persons camp in Salzburg, Austria, and then emigrated to the United States in 1949.

Date
1945 May  (received)
Geography
use : New Palestine (Displaced persons camp); Salzburg (Austria)
received : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp) after liberation; Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Language
English
Object Type
Razors (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Morris Rosen
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:26
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