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Silver plate dinner knife with Nazi emblem acquired by a former concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2014.316.6

Silver plated table knife with a Reichsadler stamp acquired by Laszlo Meisels, 18, while recuperating in Hillersleben, Germany, after his liberation from the Farsleben train by US troops in April 1945. After Nazi Germany occupied Hungary in March 1944, Laszlo and his family were interned in Debrecen ghetto. In June 1944, they were deported as slave labor to a farm in the outskirts of Vienna, Austria. In December, they were transferred to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. In spring 1945, they were put on a transport to Theresienstadt. The train was liberated by American troops near Farsleben, Germany, in April. The war ended in May 7, 1945. They lived in Hillersleben displaced persons camp until repatriation to Hungary.

Date
1945 April  (found)
Geography
found : Hillersleben (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Household Utensils
Category
Flatware
Object Type
Table knives (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Leslie Meisels
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:22:38
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