This can opener measures 4 cm long. An American soldier gave it to Dana Borenstein in the Stuttgart displaced persons’ camp in Germany.
Dana Borenstein’s Can Opener
This can opener measures 4 cm long. An American soldier gave it to Dana Borenstein in the Stuttgart displaced persons’ camp in Germany. (Photo: Peter Berra)
Dana Borenstein’s Arrest
Dana was born in 1918 in Rajanice, Poland. In 1940, she was arrested while walking in a “Jew-free area” and sent to the Grodisk prison. One year later, she was deported to Radom where she was forced to work in a munitions factory. Dana was later deported to Auschwitz and then to another camp in Germany.
After liberation, Dana walked two days to reach the Stuttgart displaced persons’ camp and reunited with her husband and brother-in-law. On June 6, 1949, Dana and her husband immigrated to Canada.
Dana Borestein donated this object to the Montreal Holocaust Museum in 2009.
This project is part of the implementation of the Plan culturel numérique du Québec.