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Elja Heifecs collection

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    Collection Summary
    The collection consisting of a two prisoner badges, a commemorative pin, a poster, correspondence, documents, photographs, and sheet music relating to the experiences of Elja Heifecs who was imprisoned in Riga ghetto, Kaiserwald, Muhlgraben, Stutthof, and Buchenwald concentration camps during the Holocaust and in Riga, Latvia, before, during, and after the Holocaust.
    Provenance
    The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Samuel Heifetz, the son of Elja Heifecs.
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    Heifetz family papers

    Document | Accession Number: 2005.567.1


    Text only poster for a musical performance in prewar Riga

    Object | Accession Number: 2005.567.2

    Geography
    distribution: Riga (Latvia)
    Date
    publication/distribution:  1937 January
    Text only poster for a musical performance in prewar Riga

    Handmade prisoner badge worn by a Latvian Jewish concentration camp inmate

    Object | Accession Number: 2005.567.3

    Geography
    issue: Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
    Date
    use:  1944 August-1945 April
    Handmade prisoner badge worn by a Latvian Jewish concentration camp inmate

    Handmade prisoner badge worn by a Latvian Jewish concentration camp inmate

    Object | Accession Number: 2005.567.4

    Geography
    issue: Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
    Date
    use:  1944 August-1945 April
    Handmade prisoner badge worn by a Latvian Jewish concentration camp inmate

    Pin issued to a camp survivor with Buchenwald memorial Bell Tower and flags

    Object | Accession Number: 2005.567.5

    Geography
    issue: Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
    Date
    commemoration:  1945 April 11
    received:  1969
    Pin issued to a camp survivor with Buchenwald memorial Bell Tower and flags
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    2023-02-24 12:09:33
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