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

Object | Accession Number: 2016.468.2

Red cloth triangle patch worn by Elsie Ragusin, on which she embroidered USA, while imprisoned in Auschwitz and Ravensbrück concentration camps. Elsie was born in New York to a couple who had immigrated to America from Italy. In 1939, the Ragusin family went to Italy on an extended visit. Elsie and her father were arrested as political spies. Elsie was imprisoned in Auschwitz and Ravensbrück. She was liberated in 1945, and taken to Sweden to recover. She returned to the US in December 1945, and was reunited with her brothers.

Date
1945  (use)
Language
English
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Badges
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-03-27 08:21:27
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