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Leather coin purse made by a concentration camp survivor in Landsberg DP camp

Object | Accession Number: 2015.229.4

Leather coin purse created by Norman Naftali Zylberminc in the Landsberg displaced persons camp in Germany in 1946. In March 1942, eighteen year old Norman was deported from Bedzin, Poland, to Gleiwitz slave labor camp, a sub-camp of Auschwitz, prisoner number 187370. In November 1944, he was brought to the Auschwitz infirmary and diagnosed with pneumonia. Norman was liberated by the Soviet Army in January 1945. After the war ended in May 1945, Norman went to Landserg. He met Esther Klajner, a slave labor camp survivor from Bedzin. The couple married on March 19, 1946.

Date
1946  (creation)
Geography
creation : Landsberg am Lech (Displaced persons camp); Landsberg am Lech (Germany)
Classification
Dress Accessories
Object Type
Coin purses (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Esther Silver in memory of her husband Norman Naftali Silver
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:24:38
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