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Monaural stethoscope used by a German Jewish refugee nurse and aid worker

Object | Accession Number: 2005.579.20

Monaural aluminum Pinard fetal stethoscope used by Alice Redlich while she served as a nurse at the Bergen Belsen displaced persons camp established in the former concentration camp in Germany after the war. The British army liberated Bergen-Belsen on April 15, 1945, and it then became a DP camp. Alice volunteered with the Jewish Committee for Relief Abroad and, in September 1946, she left for Bergen-Belsen DP camp to care for children and young women. Before the war, Alice lived with her parents in Berlin, Germany, through the rise of the Nazi dictatorship with its increasingly harsh anti-Jewish policies. In 1938, 18 year old Alice left for England to continue her nurse's training. Her mother, father, brother, and grandmother were all murdered in Auschwitz. She met and married Hans Finke, a fellow German Jewish relief worker, at the DP camp in 1948. Hans had been a prisoner of Monowitz, Auschwitz, Sachsenhausen, Flossenberg, and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps. His parents were murdered in Auschwitz and his sister survived in hiding. Hans was at Bergen-Belsen when it was liberated by the British Army on April 15, 1945. An electrician by trade, he began working for the British and then various aid groups after it became a displaced persons camp.

Date
1943-1949 August  (use)
1949 August 26  (emigration)
Geography
use : DP-Camp Bergen-Belsen; Belsen (Bergen, Celle, Germany)
Classification
Tools and Equipment
Object Type
Stethoscopes (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alice Fink
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