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Ash rosary cubes - urns from Gusen

1939/1944

Polish History Museum

Polish History Museum

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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