Auction 102

Lot 182:

NAMED THERESIENSTADT POLITICAL PRISONER GROUPING (6)

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Rare grouping identified to Antonin Bruk, born 12.6.1901, a former political prisoner in the Small Fortress Gestapo prison at Theresienstadt (Terezin). Included are an inverted blood-red triangle-shaped prisoner identification cloth stamped with a capital ‘T’ for Tscheche (Czech), approx. 3.5 x 4 inches. A post-war membership pass for Antoning Bruk in the SBS, a Czech association uniting participants in the national resistance for liberation in World War II and their survivors. An enameled medal with bar embossed on the reverse ‘Honor badge of the Czech Union of Anti-Fascist Fighters.’ Further included in the group are a lapel pin in the shape of a shield embossed: ‘Terezin 8.V.1945 SPB’ and two black-and-white postcards, 3.5 x 5.5 inches, showing an interior view of a cell with bunk beds and a view of part of the fortification called the Ravelin and the prison courtyard in the Small Fortress (Kleine Festung) at Theresienstadt (Terezin). During World War II, the fortress served as a prison for the Prague Gestapo. (Six pieces)

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