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Rotbart Mond-Extra safety razor with blade used by a Romanian Jewish prisoner

Object | Accession Number: 2012.453.1 a-b

Rotbart Mond-Extra safety razor with double edge blade used by Denes-Deszo (Duzsi) Herskovits and possibly acquired when he was interned at Ditro, a forced labor camp in Hungary. Duzsi lived in Nagybanya, in Transylvania, an area of Romania absorbed in August 1940 by Hungary. In 1941, Duzsi was conscripted into forced labor for the Hungarian Army and sent to labor camps in Ditro and Csikrakos. At some point in 1944, Duzsi and six friends escaped the labor camp. On February 2, 1945, they were captured by German troops, who had occupied Hungary since March 1944. Duzsi and the others were deported to Gunskirchen concentration camp, a subcamp of Mauthausen in Austria. Duzsi was liberated by the US Army in May and returned to Romania to search for his family. He learned that his mother and three of his siblings had been killed in Auschwitz in June 1944. He married Borbala (Babi) Nussbacher, a survivor from Bobota, Romania, in 1947.

use:  approximately 1941-1945
manufacture:  approximately 1930
use: Ditra (Concentration camp); Ditrau (Romania)
use: Gunskirchen (Concentration camp); Gunskirchen (Austria)
manufacture: Berlin (Germany)
Object Type
Razors (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Miriam Shelef
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:25:53
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