Knife made by Yona Wygocka Dickmann [LCID: 1998n7qc]

Knife made by Yona Wygocka Dickmann

Yona Wygocka Dickmann fashioned this jackknife from aluminum and part of a saw after the SS transferred her from Auschwitz to forced labor at an airplane factory in Freiburg, Germany, in November 1944. She used the knife to extend her daily ration of bread by cutting it in half.


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