Identification tag : woven, printed ; Ht: 2,75 in. x W: 6,5 in.
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Rectangular piece of fabric with the number 42451 and a Star of David printed on it. Item was the prisoner identification number of Rosa Pliskin-Sokolinski in Stutthof concentration camp. Narrative: Rosa Pliskin-Sokolinski (nee Klupt) was born in Kovno, Lithuania in 1898. She married Mordechai Pliskin before the war. They had at least 4 children. The family owned a store in Kovno, circa 1925, which remained open until 1941. The family sold manufactured materials for clothing. In 1941 or 1942, Rosa’s grandmother Esther Klupt (née Chanin) was shot in front of the family store with her great-grandson. Esther was 91 years old. Rosa and her relatives were sent to the ghetto. Rosa was then deported to the Stutthof concentration Camp, Poland. She arrived at the camp on July 13,1944. During her internment, Rosa Pliskin kept her clothes and accessories on her body at all times. She concealed two combs, a needle, some thread and fabric patches in a fabric pouch tied around her neck. Rosa considered these items to be very precious, she said they were "like gold to her". Her identification prisoner number at Stutthof camp was 42451. Rosa Pliskin died in 1986 in Tivon, Israel. Rosa’s husband, Mordechai Pliskin perished in Dachau. Four of their children, David, Seil (Saul), Klara and one unknown perished in the Holocaust. David Pliskin, was murdered in the Ninth Fort, a Nazi killing site 4 miles from Kovno.