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Sweisserok

Document | Accession Number: 1993.97

The poem "Sweisserok" was written by Erzsebet Frank at Markkleeberg in 1945 and describes the friendship and daily lives of twelve welders at the Junkers-Markkleeberg slave labor camp during the Holocaust. The poem features an illustration of the welders by a fellow laborer, possibly a young woman named Gizella. One of the welders described in the poem is Erszebet Zucker (later Elizabeth Mermel, b. 1924, Sátoraljaújhely, Hungary), who carried the poem during the death march evacuation from Markkleeberg in April 1945. (Zahava Szász Stessel describes the creation and preservation of the poem in her book, "Snow Flowers: Hungarian Jewish Women in an Airplane Factory, Markkleeberg, Germany.")

Date
1945 February  (creation)
Language
Hungarian
Genre/Form
Poetry.
Extent
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Elizabeth Mermel
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Record last modified: 2018-02-23 10:07:01
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