Auction 102

Lot 179:

WWII UKRAINIAN SLAVE LABORER ID AUSWEIS

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A German WWII Arbeitskarte ‘Work Card’, an identification card issued to Georg Mattschenko, an Ostarbeiter or forced laborer born 26.4.1913 in Kiew, Ukraine, his hometown being Luzk in Ukraine, his ID declares his citizenship as undefined Ostarbeiter, he immigrated from the occupied eastern territories, an engineer by trade and employed at the city water department in the town of Koeslin or Koszalin. The document was issued 22.4.1944, the card bears a photo of Mattschenko, his signature as well as his fingerprints and two stamps from the city of Koeslin. A Gestapo headquarters was quickly established in 1933, many forced laborers were brought to the area and a Stalag POW camp was established in the city, as well as a training school for ‘rocket troops’ for the V2.

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