Photograph album cover hidden in a bunker in the Munkacs ghetto
Munkacs (Hungary) (historic);
- Object Type
Photograph albums (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eva Ebin
Album used to hous photographs retrieved by Eva Szegal in summer 1945 after the end of the war. Her family hid belongings in a bunker under the living room in her grandmother's house in the Munkacs ghetto. The album was handmade by "Birman" for Abraham Levy Szegel. Abraham and Eva attended a Zionist Jewish Gymnasium in Munkacs. Abraham is believed to have perished in Auschwitz.
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Identification bracelet issued to 18 year old Eva Szegel upon her arrival at Lenzing concentration camp in Austria in November 1944. It is engraved with her prisoner number, 853. Eva and her extended family were deported in May 1944 by the Germans from Munkacs, Hungary (Mukacheve, Ukraine) to Auschwitz death camp. In November, she was transported to Lenzing, a sub-camp of Mauthausen. The camp was liberated in May 1945. Eva was taken to Lake Attersee by the liberating forces for rest and recovery. In June 1945, she returned to Munkacs. She found that all the members of her family had perished. She left for Budapest where she enrolled in the University medical school. She received her medical degree in Vienna in the summer of 1951 and emigrated to the United States that September.
Contains postwar identification documents issued to Eva Szegel Ebin, including a certificate ("Igazolvany") dated 6 August 1945 stating that Eva Veronika Szegel of Munkacs was liberated at Lenzing by "the glorious army" and requesting military and civilian assistance for bearer to travel from Budapest to Munkacs; an "Ausweis-Certification" (provisional identification card) issued by U.S. Army military government in Schärfling, Austria on 4 June 1945, stating that Eva Szegel, internee Nr. 853, was imprisoned from 24 May 1944 until 4 May 1945, and was liberated from Mauthausen concentration camp; and a certificate issued in Vienna in December 1948 stating that Eva Segel (sic; Szegel) is registered with the organization Internationales Komitee für jüdische KZ-ler und Flüchtlinge; issued by International Committee for Jewish concentration camp survivors and Refugees; Vienna, Austria; Also states that Eva was born in Budapest.