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This picture shows how the prisoners honored and respected loved ones and friends lost in the camps. They created dice from spare parts and later assembled them into a rosary. Later they were given to Jasna Góra monastery, St. Anna’s Church in Warsaw, and a Cathedral in Wroclaw.

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  • Title: Ash rosary cubes - urns from Gusen
  • Date: 1939/1944
  • Location: Gusen, Upper Austria, Austria
  • Contributor: Adam Grochowski
  • Original Source: Fundacja „Polsko-Niemieckie Pojednanie”/ Foundation for ‘Polish-German Reconciliation’
  • Event date: 1945
  • Credit: The Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom Sites
  • Copyright: A photograph by Adam Grochowski (former prisoner of Gusen), copyright: The Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom Sites
  • Collection: The Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom Sites Exhibition “Man to man... : destruction of the Polish intelligentsia in the years 1939-1945. KL Mauthausen/Gusen” Rada Ochrony Pamięci Walk i Męczeństwa Wystawa „Człowiek człowiekowi… Niszczenie polskiej inteligencji w latach 1939-1945, KL Mauthausen-Gusen”

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