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Memorial plaque marking the spot where Josef Hamberger was shot and killed one hour before liberation.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 42529

Memorial plaque marking the spot where Josef Hamberger was shot and killed one hour before liberation.

Hamberger, a German Jew, had served as a recorder in Kittlitztreben, a subcamp of Gross Rosen. He was in charge of keeping the records of roll-calls. On February 5, he was evacuated from Gross Rosen and sent on a death march in the direction of Buchenwald. He was shot and killed by the SS on May 2, 1945 at 6:00pm, only one hour before liberation.

Date
After 1945
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Morris Rosen
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Record last modified: 2012-11-16 00:00:00
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