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Spoon

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. 
Materials/Techniquesmetal
Measurements19 cm
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre by Yacov Handeli
Classificationspoons
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.