Ticket : Paper; Cardstock : Printed, Handwritten : Ink : Beige, Black, Blue, Red ; Ht: 10,3 cm x W: 7,2 cm
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1 page, double-sided. Small b&w photograph affixed at bottom left corner, recto, with two metal grommets. On verso, printed map of tram system above two paper stamps, both dated Feb. 49. Document is a tramway pass for Stuttfart. Red ink on map indicates stops where pass was valid. The two stamps added extra fare to the value of the pass. Narrative: Dana Borenstein (Danka Borenstaijn, née Checinska), the donor, used this pass while living in the West Stuttgart Displaced Persons Camp for Jewish survivors. She was born in 1918 in Rajanice (Pabjanice), Poland. In 1940, she was arrested and jailed in Grodisk. After nearly a year, she was sent to work in an ammunition factory. She was also imprisoned in Auschwitz and Oberstadt. After Liberation, Dana walked for two days and nights to reach Stuttgart. At the D.P. camp, she was reunited with her husband, his brother and his brother's family. They lived there until 1949. Dana and her husband arrived in Canada on June 6, 1949.