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Theresienstadt armband worn by a Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2014.281.12

Theresienstadt armband worn by Marie Goerlich who was imprisoned in Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp in German occupied Czechoslovakia from March 18, 1943, to May 9, 1945. The armband is stamped with a medical symbol and text for the local government of Theresienstadt ghetto. Marie later gave the armband to her great niece, Ellen Ruth Fass, who was sent from Berlin to England on a Kindertransport in July 1939. Marie was Jewish but married a Christian man and celebrated Christian holidays. After the Nuremberg Laws were passed in Germany in 1935, Marie was defined as Jewish because she had four Jewish grandparents. On March 18, 1943, Marie was deported from Berlin to Theresienstadt. On May 9, 1945, she was liberated in Theresienstadt by Soviet forces. She returned home to Germany.

Date
approximately 1943 March 18-1945 May 09  (use)
Geography
received : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Language
Czech
German
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Armbands
Object Type
Armbands (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ellen Zilka
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:26:04
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