Handmade combination fork and spoon use by a Jewish man in an internment camp
Gurs (Concentration camp);
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Norbert and Evelyn Ripp
Wooden combined fork and spoon eating utensil made and used by Paul Ripp, when he was imprisoned in Gurs internment camp in southern France.
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Also in Paul and Herbert Ripp family collection
The collection consists of an eating utensil and documents relating to the experiences of Paul Ripp and his son Herbert during the Holocaust when Paul was held in Gurs internment camp in France and Herbert fled Germany for the United States and then served in the United States Army.
Contains documents regarding Herbert Ripp, who fled Nazi Germany in December 1939 for the United States, and his service in the US Army as an military intelligence officer trained at Camp Ritchie. Includes a typed confession of Gustav Hermann, a Nazi lieutenant in the Kovno Ghetto, dated 1945 and given to Herbert; as well as a charge sheet for German police officer Adolf Ruebe, who was charged with multiple counts of murder in Minsk, and ultimately sentenced to life in prison, dated 1948.