Dina Kraus
Gift of Ludwig Ehrenreich, Zachary Ehrenreich and Margaret E. Heching
Id no. 412.96, Photograph
Subject(s):  Image, Refugees
This photograph of Dina Krauss was taken after the war, when she was in Sweden recuperating from her time in the ghetto and in camps. This photograph may have been used as a passport photo in preparation for her move to the USA.

Dina?s Orthodox family came from a town in the Carpathian Mountains where she worked as a Jewish education teacher until the Nazis occupied Hungary in March 1944. All the town?s Jews were forced into a ghetto before being deported. From there Dina was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where she managed to maintain contact with her brother. In September 1944 she was transferred to the Unterluss labor camp in Germany. Due to her fluency in German she was assigned the job of barrack clerk. Dina was transferred once more, to Bergen-Belsen, where she was liberated by the British army.

After being sent to a sanitarium in Sweden to recuperate, she received a telegram with the news that her father had survived the war. The pair immigrated to the USA in 1946, and Dina married Ludwig Ehrenreich in 1947.

Discover more about this artifact and other stories from the Museum?s collection in, ?To Life: 36 Stories of Memory and Hope? http://www.pickmanmuseumshop.com/tolif36storo.html.
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