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Caliper used by a prisoner in a forced labor camp

Object | Accession Number: 2005.135.3

Caliper used by 17 year old Sari Marmor (Shari Fine) when she worked as forced labor in an underground Luftwaffe factory and supply depot in the Black Forest near Stuttgart, Germany. She was a team foreman and worked on a lathe making screws. The caliper was the only thing she took with her on the death march ordered to evacuate the camp. Sari and her family were deported by the Germans from Bistrita, Romania, to Auschwitz-Birkenau in April 1944. She and her 2 sisters, Ester and Chaya, were selected for forced labor; her parents, Salomon and Ita, and her brother, Shmaye, were selected for the gas chambers. The sisters were transferred to other camps in Poland, then, in September, 1944, to the factory in Germany. As the Allied forces neared, the prisoners were forced on a death march. They were liberated by the US Army near Fussen on April 29, 1945. Sari and her sisters were taken to Feldafing displaced persons camp.

Date
1944 September-1945 February  (use)
Geography
use : Luftwaffe Nachschublager (Air Force Supply Depot); Stuttgart (Germany)
Classification
Tools and Equipment
Object Type
Calipers (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of George J. and Shari Fine
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:25:15
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