Engraved gold wedding ring acquired by an inmate while in Kaufering concentration camp
before 1945 April
Kaufering (Concentration camp);
- Object Type
Wedding rings (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Flora and Louis Pearl
Gold wedding ring acquired by Louis Pearl in Kaufering concentration camp in Germany in 1945. Louis met his bride-to-be, Flora Stark, in the SS kitchen at the camp. They got to know one another through smuggled letters. In the spring of 1945, Louis bartered for 2 gold rings brought into the camp by inmates from the liquidated Lodz ghetto. He had a dentist inscribe the rings: Lajos 1944 Flora. Flora’s ring was confiscated when they attempted to smuggle it to her in the women’s camp. In April 1945, the Germans liquidated the camp and the women were sent on a death march. Flora was liberated in Buchberg, Germany. Louis was transferred to Allach where he was liberated. He immediately went to find Flora to propose marriage. They reunited in May 1945, and after going to Hungary and searching unsuccessfully for any remaining relatives, were married in Prague, Czechoslovakia, on November 4, 1945.
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Also in Flora and Louis Pearl collection
The collection consists of a finger ring and documents relating to the experiences of Louis and Flora Stark Pearl and her parents in Hungary and in several concentration camps during the Holocaust.
Promissory notes: issued to Jeno and Elza Stark (Flora Stark Pearl's parents) after the Hungarians forbade Jews from owning businesses, and the Starks signed over their business to a tenant; dated October-November 1942; in Hungarian.