Arbeitsjude [Jewish worker] armband with a Star of David worn in the Boryslaw labor camp
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Stefan Burg
Arbeitsjude [Jewish worker] armband issued to 28 year old Eugenia Josefsberg Burg to identify her as Jewish forced laborer during her imprisonment in the ghetto in Boryslaw, Poland (Boryslav, Ukraine), established by the Germans in August 1942. Boryslaw had an important oil refinery and, for a while, the workers were not subject to the mass deportations to death camps which emptied Boryslaw of all Jews by 1944. Eugenia and her husband, Szymon, escaped from the ghetto around April 1943. With a small group, they hid in a dugout in the forest until the area was liberated by the Soviet Army on August 7, 1944.
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Also in Eugenia Josefsberg Burg collection
The collection consists of a Star of David armband and a document related to the experience of Eugenia Josefsberg Burg in the Boryslaw ghetto/labor camp in Poland during the Holocaust.
Document: receipt issued to Simon Wagner, Eugenia Burg's brother-in-law, by the German authorities in Boryslaw for the confiscated radio, dated July 11, 1941; in German.