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Harry and Ruth Krautwirth Meyerowitz collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of a belt and two handkerchiefs relating to the experiences of Ruth Krautwirth, who was an inmate of Auschwitz, Ravensbruck, and Malchow concentration camps during the Holocaust, and a Nazi armband and SA uniform shirt relating to the experiences of Harry Meyerowitz, a soldier in the United States Army in Europe during World War II.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1988 by Ruth Krautwirth Meyerowitz.
Date
1942 August-1945 November
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Blue felt belt with appliqued flowers found by a German Jewish teenage inmate at Auschwitz

Object | Accession Number: 1988.99.1

Geography
found: Birkenau (Concentration camp); Birkenau (Germany)
use: Ravensbrück (Concentration camp); Ravensbrück (Germany)
use: Malchow (Concentration camp); Malchow (Germany)
Date
use:  1943 April-1945 May
Blue felt belt with appliqued flowers found by a German Jewish teenage inmate at Auschwitz

Brown and yellow striped silk handkerchief found by a German Jewish teenage inmate at Birkenau

Object | Accession Number: 1988.99.2

Geography
found: Birkenau (Concentration camp); Birkenau (Germany)
use: Ravensbrück (Concentration camp); Ravensbrück (Germany)
use: Malchow (Concentration camp); Malchow (Germany)
Date
use:  1943 April-1945 May
Brown and yellow striped silk handkerchief found by a German Jewish teenage inmate at Birkenau

Colorful plaid handkerchief found by a German Jewish teenage inmate at Birkenau

Object | Accession Number: 1988.99.3

Geography
found: Birkenau (Concentration camp); Birkenau (Germany)
use: Ravensbrück (Concentration camp); Ravensbrück (Germany)
use: Malchow (Concentration camp); Malchow (Germany)
Date
use:  1943 April-1945 May
Colorful plaid handkerchief found by a German Jewish teenage inmate at Birkenau

Hitler Youth armband with a swastika acquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 1988.99.4

Date
found:  approximately 1945
found:  after 1944 June-before 1945 November
Hitler Youth armband with a swastika acquired by a US soldier

SA brown uniform shirt with Rottenfuhrer insignia acquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 1988.99.5

Geography
manufacture: Ludenscheid (Germany)
Date
found:  approximately 1945-before 1945 November
manufacture:  after 1934-before 1945
SA brown uniform shirt with Rottenfuhrer insignia acquired by a US soldier

Book

Publication | Accession Number: 1988.99.6

Geography
publication: Copenhagen (Denmark)
Date
publication/distribution:  1968

Exhibition catalog

Publication | Accession Number: 1988.99.7

Geography
publication: Copenhagen (Denmark)
Date
publication/distribution:  1978
 
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