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Elsie A. Ragusin Azzinaro collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of a patch, a pouch, three drawings, a prayer book, clippings, correspondence, notes, and photocopies relating to the experiences of Elsie Ragusin during World War II, when, in 1939, on a visit from the United States to Italy with her family, Elsie and her father were arrested as political spies, and Elsie was imprisoned in Auschwitz and Ravensbrück concentration camps, and after the war when, after liberation, she was taken to Sweden to recover, and returned to the United States in December 1945.
Provenance
The collection was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2016.
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Elsie Ragusin Azzinaro papers

Document | Accession Number: 2016.468.1

Date
inclusive:  1904-approximately 2015
bulk:  1944-1961
Elsie Ragusin Azzinaro papers

Red triangle patch embroidered USA worn by an American concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2016.468.2

Date
use:  1945

Monogrammed red pouch used by an American concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2016.468.3

Date
use:  1945

Massime Eterne

Publication | Accession Number: 2016.468.4

Geography
publication: Milan (Italy)
Date
publication:  1932

Drawing of a tree by an American concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2016.468.5

Date
undated: 
Drawing of a tree by an American concentration camp inmate

Drawing of the Virgin Mary by an American concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2016.468.6

Geography
creation: Ravensbruck (Concentration camp); Ravensbruck (Germany)
Date
creation:  1945 November 20
Drawing of the Virgin Mary by an American concentration camp inmate

Drawing of book, heart with cross, and altar by American concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2016.468.7

Date
undated: 
Drawing of book, heart with cross, and altar by American concentration camp inmate
 
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