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Concentration camp uniform dress with number 94593 worn by a German Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1994.24.1

Concentration camp uniform dress worn by Hannah Lenschitzki in Kaiserwald, Stutthof, and Thorn concentration camps from April 1943 to January 1945. It has a white patch with her Stutthof prisoner number, 94593. On December 15, 1941, Hannah, 19, and her mother Rosa were deported from Hannover to Riga ghetto in Latvia. In April 1943, they were sent to Kaiserwald concentration camp in Riga. Hannah and Rosa were separated and Hannah worked in an AEG factory. In September 1944, Hannah was sent to Stutthof concentration camp in Danzig, Germany, where she was reunited with Rosa. Hannah was sent to the AEG factory at Thorn. Rosa remained in Stutthof where she was later killed. In January 1945, Thorn was evacuated and the prisoners sent on a death march. Hannah and her best friend Ruth Katz had been together during deportation from Hannover and in the camps. When they left Thorn, Hannah had typhus and could not walk, so Ruth pulled her on a sled. Hannah and Ruth were liberated by Soviet forces near Bydgoszcz, Poland, in late January 1945.

Date
1943 April-1945 January  (use)
Geography
use : Kaiserwald (Concentration camp); Riga (Latvia)
use : Stutthof (Concentration camp); Sztutowo (Poland)
use : Thorn-Winkenau (Concentration camp); Torun (Poland)
use : death march; Bydgoszcz (Poland)
Classification
Clothing and Dress
Object Type
Dresses (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Hannah Rath
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