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The tag of Albert Rosenbaum

More than 11.000 items constituting the so-called Sobibór collection belong to the collections of the State Museum at Majdanek.

Most relics unearthed during the archeological excavations conducted across the area of the former German Nazi extermination camp in Sobibór, include the property of the Jews murdered in the gas chambers, the elements of the camp infrastructure and equipment, as well as the personal items of the camp garrison members.

Among the everyday objects like glasses, cosmetics, medicines, coins, and combs, there are also some unique items that allowed the identification of their owners. A round aluminium tag is such an example. An engraved surname, address, date and place of birth have been discovered during its restoration works. The tag’s owner, Albert Rosenbaum, was born on October 2, 1888, in Hamburg. He was a merchant who lived in the Dutch city of Amersfoort at Langerstraat 22b. From the Westerbork transit camp he was deported to Sobibór, where he was murdered at the age of 54 on July 9, 1943.


Albert Rosenbaum/POT Yad Vashem

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