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Rubber stamp from a Jewish refugee's postwar business

Object | Accession Number: 2004.593.3

Rubber stamp used by Chaskiel Zimmermann for his apparel business in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany, where he lived as a refugee after World War II. Chaskiel was deported from Sosnowiec, Poland, to Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944. He was liberated during a death march from Blechhammer slave labor camp in January 1945. Nearly his entire family was killed in Auschwitz. He married Karola Ogurek in Esslingen on December 6, 1947. Karola had fled Kamionka, Poland, in fall 1943, with her son Jurek, 10, husband Alexander, and parents Helene and Izak Fiszer. In April 1944, they were sent to Sered labor camp, then to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp where the family was separated. In early January, as the camp was evacuated, Jurek was rescued from the hospital by his uncle Stasiek who took him to Krakow. Stasiek was arrested after being denounced as a collaborator by a Pole. In spring 1945, Jurek left for Germany with a Shomer Hatzair group and was found by his mother. They went to Kavnitz displaced persons camp in Germany. His father and grandfather had died during a death march; his grandmother died from a fall in Belsen DP camp in January 1946. Later that year, Jurek and Karola moved to Esslingen am Neckar.

use:  1947
use: Esslingen am Neckar (Germany)
Marking devices
Object Type
Rubber stamps (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of George O. Zimmerman
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:17:43
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