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Brown alligator wallet carried by a Hungarian Jewish youth while a forced laborer and concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2012.409.4

Alligator wallet with laced edges carried by Ladislav Glattstein during his forced labor service and internment in several concentration camps from 1942-1945. He received it in 1938 from an uncle who was visiting from the US. Ladislav, 18, and his family lived in Munkacs, Czechoslovakia (Mukacheve, Ukraine), which was annexed by Hungary in the fall of 1938. In 1942, Ladislav was conscripted into a Hungarian forced labor battalion. He was sent to Nagybana labor camp, and, in 1944, to the Ukraine and Balf labor camp. In January 1945, Ladislav was transported to Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, and in March, via death march to Gunskirchen subcamp. The camp was liberated by the US Third Army on May 5, 1945. Ladislav's father Julius and his sisters, Edith and Klari, were deported to Auschwitz in May 1944; only Edith survived. Ladislav emigrated to El Paso, Texas, with the assistance of his maternal grandparents and uncles in June 1946.

Date
approximately 1940-1944  (use)
Language
English
Classification
Dress Accessories
Object Type
Wallets (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Larry A. Gladstone, M.D.
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:08:20
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