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Engraved gold wedding ring acquired by an inmate while in Kaufering concentration camp

Object | Accession Number: 2006.444.2

Gold wedding ring acquired by Louis Pearl in Kaufering concentration camp in Germany in 1944. 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.

Date
1944  (received)
Geography
received : Kaufering (Concentration camp); Kaufering (Germany)
Language
Hungarian
Classification
Jewelry
Category
Rings
Object Type
Wedding rings (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Flora and Louis Pearl
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Record last modified: 2018-09-11 07:47:43
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