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

Object | Accession Number: 2016.468.7

Pencil drawing of an open book with writing, a heart with a cross, and a lamb on an altar created by Elsie Ragusin, undated. Elsie was born in New York to a couple who had immigrated years earlier from Italy to America. 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 concentration camps. 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.

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Record last modified: 2018-01-31 13:49:27
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