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Two-layer whetstone used by a barber in a concentration camp

Object | Accession Number: 2005.457.30

Blade-sharpening stone used by Alexander Stankiewicz while an inmate at Mauthausen concentration camp where he worked as a barber. Stankiewicz was a Roman Catholic Pole, living in Wloclawek, (Leslau) Poland, who was arrested in 1941 by the occupying Germans for his membership in a Polish political and literary organization. At Mauthausen, his prisoner number was 24993. After the war ended in 1945, he returned to Poland.

use:  approximately 1941-1945
issue: Mauthausen (Concentration camp); Mauthausen (Austria)
Tools and Equipment
Object Type
Whetstones (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jan Niebrzydowski
Record last modified: 2023-01-19 12:50:20
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