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Soap issued in Landsberg labor camp

Object | Accession Number: 1994.60.3

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    Soap issued in Landsberg labor camp

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    issue: Landsberg am Lech (Displaced persons camp); Landsberg am Lech (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Israel Gruzin
    top center "RIF 0300"
    Subject: Israel Gruzin
    Israel Gruzin was born in Slobodka, Russia, on December 28, 1928. He had one brother. Israel attended Jewish day school as a child. In 1941, Israel's family began a horse and wagon journey towards Latvia because they feared the Germans' arrival in Lithuania. The bridge that the family wanted to cross was destroyed. They returned to Slobodka where they were forced to enter the ghetto in Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania. Israel's family was taken to a castle where the Hitler Youth were taught. The entire family performed slave labor at this school. In 1943, Israel and his father and brother were sent to Dachau, a concentration camp in Germany; Israel's mother went to Stutthof, a concentration camp in Poland. Israel was then taken to Landsberg, a subcamp of Dachau, where he had to build barracks. In April 1944, Israel and his father and brother began a death march but were abandoned by the Germans because American troops were approaching. Israel was liberated on May 2, 1945. He married his wife in a displaced persons camp, and they immigrated to the United States shortly after.

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Soap (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Cake of soap engraved, top center, "RIF 0300."
    overall: Height: 1.620 inches (4.115 cm) | Width: 1.750 inches (4.445 cm) | Depth: 0.630 inches (1.6 cm)
    overall : soap

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    Administrative Notes

    The soap was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1994 by Irael Gruzin.
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    2022-07-28 18:22:28
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