Letter : Paper : typed : Ink : off-white, black ; Ht: 28 cm x W: 21,4 cm
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November 23, 1955
1 page and one-sided. The letter was typed by Renia Mondschein and then corrected with an graphite pencil. The letter explains what the different steps of her internment during the Second World War. She mentions that her prisoner number in Auschwitz was A14893. Narrative: Renia Moszenberg, later Mondschein, was born in Kielce, Poland on 1924-08-08. In 1942-04, a ghetto was created in Kielce and Renia stayed in the Kielce ghetto until May 1943. She was then deported to Pionki's labour camp near Radom in Poland. From July 1944 to February 1945, she worked in a ammunition and weapon factory in a sub-camp of Auschwitz, known as Hindenburg (now Zabrze, Poland). Renia Moszenburg was committed to Concentration Camp Mittelbau-Dora, coming from Concentration Camp Auschwitz where she received the Prisoner Number: A 14 893, on 1945-01-28. She was brought to Nordhausen near Bergen-Belsen, Germany where, on 1945-04-14, she was liberated by the British armed forces. After the war, she lived in a Displaced Persons Camp in Germany where she met her husband Max Mondschein. She came to Canada in January 1948 and settled in Montreal.