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FNDIRP blue and white striped stickpin owned by a French Jewish survivor

Object | Accession Number: 2004.248.6

FNDIRP blue and white striped stickpin owned by Yvonne Klug Redgis, a French resistance member who was imprisoned in France and in Auschwitz concentration camp from 1943-1945. FNDIRP (Federation Nationale des Deportes et Internes, Resistances et Patriotes) is an association formed in France after the war by those who returned from the camps and those who resisted the German occupiers to honor their service and the memory of those who did not survive. The pin has an enameled prisoner number 178284 and the stripes are reminiscent of concentration camp uniforms. France surrendered to and was occupied by Nazi Germany in June 1940. Yvonne was arrested by the Gestapo for her resistance work on September 1, 1943, in the Riviera and sent to Drancy internment camp in October. Until June 1944, she worked as slave labor at Austerlitz train station in Paris, and then was deported to Auschwitz. She was liberated by the Soviet Army in January 1945, hospitalized and then repatriated to France in June 1945. She emigrated to the US in 1946.

Date
approximately 1945  (received)
Geography
issue : France
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Badges
Object Type
Stickpins (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ed Francell
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:04:39
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