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 This Collection
Contains 24 photographs, dated circa 1914-1949, and documents relating to the Szymon Burg family of Boryslaw (Galicia), Poland. Documents include typed post-war testimonies, registration documents for Central Committee of Polish Jews, and paperwork prepared for restitution purposes, including affidavits from friends of Szymon and Eugene Burg living in Israel, who confirmed the veracity of their stories.
The identification card ("Ausweis") was issued to Eugenia Burg (donor's mother) in the ghetto in Boryslav, Ukraine, and lists places of work, dates, and locations.
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.