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Scarf worn by female prisoner in Stuthoff concentration camp

Object | Accession Number: 1992.150.1

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    Scarf worn by female prisoner in Stuthoff concentration camp

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    Brief Narrative
    Originally worn by female prisoner, Stuthoff concentration camp. Given to Jacob Hennenberg by original owner (name unknown), Stuthoff concentration camp, May 1945.
    received:  1945 May
    received: Stutthof (Concentration camp); Sztutowo (Poland)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jacob Hennenberg
    Subject: Jacob Hennenberg
    Jacob Hennenberg was born in the city of Oswiecim, Poland, in 1924. After the Germans invaded in September of 1939, he and his father walked east to the town on the River San, but returned later to Oswiecim. His father's store was required to have a Jewish Star on the window and all Jews had a curfew. In March 1941 there was an order for the Jewish population to leave. They went to Chrzanow where the Jewish Community assigned them a room. On May 9, 1941 there was a "razzia" (round up). A soldier entered their apartment and ordered Jacob's father to follow him. Jacob, then about 17 offered to take his father's place. He was sent to the Bavarian village of Wiesau and incarcerated in RAB lager -- Reichsautobahn Lager (which became Zwangarbeitslager Wiesau), where the inmates dug the highway. He was sent to a number of other towns to work on the Autobahn before being sent to Klettendorf where he remained until 1943. Next he was sent to Freiberg where there was a selection. He and other able bodied inmates were sent to Waldenburg where he became inmate number 64242. He was also interned in Stuthoff concentration camp. He was liberated from the camp on May 9, 1945.

    Physical Details

    Dress Accessories
    Object Type
    Scarves (lcsh)
    overall: Height: 20.500 inches (52.07 cm) | Width: 44.500 inches (113.03 cm)
    overall : wool

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    The scarf was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1992 by Jacob Hennenberg.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:21:49
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