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Prisoner identification bracelet on a cord issued to a female concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1993.112.3

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.

issue:  1944 November
issue: Lenzing (Concentration camp); Lenzing (Austria)
Identifying Artifacts
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eva Ebin
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:45:44
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