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Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
Date of Creationbefore 1940s
GenreDaily Life & Household
Object ID1997.009.002
Previous NUmber0097.009.002
Place of CreationUnknown, recovered from Kanada barracks at Auschwitz-Birkenau
DescriptionHeavily tarnished tablespoon. Bent and warped handle and bowl. 
Measurements19 cm
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre by Yacov Handeli
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.