Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

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.

Date
1944 November  (issue)
Geography
issue : Lenzing (Concentration camp); Lenzing (Austria)
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Labels
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eva Ebin
Expand all
 
Record last modified: 2018-07-13 15:07:41
This page: https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn7178