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Föhrenwald displaced persons camp January ration card issued to a Polish Jewish concentration camp survivor

Object | Accession Number: 2005.452.1

Unused ration coupon for January issued to Kasriel Ejlender in Fohrenwald displaced persons camp in Germany, where he lived from circa 1945-1948. After Germany invaded Soviet territory in June 1941, eighteen year old Kasriel and his family had to move into the Jewish ghetto in Dereczyn, Poland. In May 1942, Kasriel was deported to a German labor camp in Mogilev. For the next three years, he was transferred to a series of concentration camps: Majdanek, Plaszow, Gross-Rosen, and Langenbielau. He was liberated in spring 1945 by Soviet forces. He worked as a translator for the Soviet Army and when the war ended in May 1945, he moved to Fohrenwald. Kasriel began medical school in Munich in 1946. In 1948, he emigrated to the United States with the help of relatives. He eventually learned that that his mother, father, and sister had joined Russian partisans in the woods, where they died of exposure and hunger; his brother had been shot and killed during deportation.

Date
1945-1948  (use)
Geography
issue : Fohrenwald (Displaced persons camp); Waldram (Germany)
Language
English
German
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Coupons
Object Type
Ration cards (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Kasriel K. Eilender
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:24:01
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