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Star of David pendant with a prisoner number made by a former concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2003.436.1

Star of David pendant made postwar by Paul Rosenberg and given for safekeeping to Josef Fischman, a fellow former concentration camp survivor in 1947. It is engraved with Paul’s initials and his prisoner number, 194446, from Auschwitz. At an unknown date, Paul was sent to Auschwitz from Krakow, Poland, which was occupied by Germany in September 1939. He was transferred to Gross-Rosen concentration camp, where he met Josef Fischman, a Romanian born Jew from Sighet Maramures, then part of Hungary and invaded by Germany in March 1944. In May, Josef was deported to Auschwitz, and sent to Gross-Rosen, then transferred to Gross-Rosen subcamps, Wolfsberg, Falkenberg, Friedland, and Dornhau as slave labor. In spring 1945, Paul and Josef were liberated by Allied forces.

Date
after 1945 April-before 1947  (creation)
1947  (received)
Geography
creation : displaced persons camp;
received : displaced persons camp;
Language
German
Classification
Jewelry
Category
Necklaces
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joseph Fishman
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:25:31
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