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Metal cup from Ravensbrück

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
Date of Creation1940s
GenreDaily Life & Household
Object ID1997.001.001
Previous NUmber97.001.001
Place of CreationUnknown, used at Ravensbrück concentration camp
DescriptionMetal cup with handle. Soldered edge around base and where handle attaches. Minor corrosion on inside cup on bottom. 
Materials/Techniquesaluminium
Measurements10.4 x 13.5 cm ; diameter: 9 cm
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 1997 by Irene Fleischer Klein. 

The metal cup was issued to the donor at Ravensbrück concentration camp.
Classificationcups (drinking vessels)
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Irene Fleischer Klein
Note"Every morning at 5 a.m. we had to line up for inspection, five in a row. That is when they gave us our food. The Nazis called it soup. I called it a different thing; it was like a dishwashing liquid. Sometimes they filled up the cup, other times it was only half full. Sometimes we got a little more at night after work. I always hooked the cup onto my belt and carried it everywhere with me." —Irene Fleischer Klein, Hungarian survivor deported from Budapest to Ravensbrück December 22, 1944 at age 19