This identification tag was given to Rosa Pliskin-Sokolinski upon her arrival at Stutthof camp. The star of David and number 42451 are marked in blue ink on the burlap fabric.
Prisoner at Stutthof Camp
This identification tag was given to Rosa Pliskin-Sokolinski upon her arrival at Stutthof camp. (Photo: Peter Berra)
Rosa Pliskin-Sokolinski, Originally from Lithuania
Rosa was born in Kovno, Lithuania, in 1898. Before the war, she owned a store with her husband Mordechai Pliskin. They were forced to close it when the German army invaded Lithuania in 1941. Jews from Kovno were enclosed in a ghetto.
Rosa was deported to Stutthof camp on July 13, 1944. She managed to hide a pouch with sewing tools from her store. Rosa worked as a slave labourer in the camp and survived the war. Her husband Mordechai was killed at Dachau camp in Germany. Her four children were also killed during the Holocaust.
Rosa passed away in 1986 in Israel. Her niece Cyla Dworkind donated this object to the Museum in 1995.
This project is part of the implementation of the Plan culturel numérique du Québec.