Necklace created by 18 year old Renee Konstandt from materials she saved while imprisoned in Auschwitz and other camps during and immediately after the end of the war in May 1945. The identification tag used in the necklace was given to her by a friend in Auschwitz. In October 1941, Renee's parents were deported from Vienna, Austria, to the Jewish ghetto in Lodz, Poland. Due to a clerical error, Renee and her older brother, Raoul, age 20, were not put on the transport. They were deported in January 1941 to Theresienstadt concentration camp and in May 1944, they were sent to Auschwitz, where they were separated. Renee was sent to Neuengamme and in March 1945 was sent by cattle car to Bergen-Belsen where she was liberated on April 15, 1945, by British forces. She returned to Vienna to search for her family, but no one had survived. With the help of an uncle in Philadelphia, she was able to emigrate to the United States in 1947.