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Child's shoe

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
Date of Creationbefore 1940s
GenreClothing, Jewellery & Textiles
Object ID1997.009.001
Previous NUmber0097.009.001
Place of CreationUnknown, recovered from Kanada barracks at Auschwitz-Birkenau
DescriptionSmall left shoe with no laces made from stiff dark brown leather. Sole no longer attached to shoe. 
Materials/Techniquesleather
Measurements4 x 7 x 16 cm
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre by Yacov Handeli
Classificationshoes (footwear)
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Yacov Handeli
NoteThe confiscated belongings of prisoners were stored in a warehouse known as "Kanada" before shipment back to Germany. The prisoners who sorted the goods named the warehouse after Canada, which symbolized wealth.