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Facsimile of a 70th anniversary Stolperstein for a Jewish Italian teenager

Object | Accession Number: 2013.216.1

Facsimile of a plaque created in 2012 to honor the memory of Amelia Levi, age 17, who was deported from Saluzzo, Italy, to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in German occupied Poland and murdered. The plaque was created by students of the Art Institute G.Solei-Bertoni, in Saluzzo, as a Stolperstein [stumbling block] for possible placement at the site of the home where Amelia had lived. Stolpersteine were originated by Gunter Demnig as an ongoing art project to memorialize victims of National Socialism in front of their last place of residence. On January 26, 1944, Amelia was arrested by the Germans and imprisoned in Borgo San Dalmazzo transit camp near the French border. She was deported on convoy 8 to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in German occupied Poland where she was killed in September 1944. Amelia was the youngest of twenty-one Jewish residents of Saluzzo who were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Date
2012  (manufacture)
1942  (commemoration)
Geography
manufacture : Saluzzo (Italy)
Language
Italian
English
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Plaques
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Istituto di Istruzione Superiore "G. Soleri" e "A. Bertoni"
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:17
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