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Catholic prayer book used by an American concentration camp inmate

Publication | Accession Number: 2016.468.4

Catholic prayer book acquired by Elsie Ragusin in exchange for her food rations while she was a prisoner in Ravensbrück concentration camp. 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. 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.

Title
Massime Eterne
Date
1932  (publication)
Geography
publication : Milan (Italy)
Language
Italian
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-04-19 11:37:34
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