Playing cards at the service


Holocaust Memorial Center

Holocaust Memorial Center
Budapest, Hungary

In best cases, after the end of working hours and of Sundays, if not commanded to duties, everybody had couple of free hours. This was used to maintain the gear, to sew the torn clothes, clean the quarters. Those, who still had some energy, tried to find some activity to hasten the passage of time. Some played cards, wrote letters or diary, or, if talented, tried to create useful objects. Carved decorations, souvenirs or drawings were made at these occasions.


  • Title: Playing cards at the service
  • Date: 1941-09
  • Date Created: 1941-09
  • Location: Budapest, Timót street
  • Location Created: Budapest, Timót utca
  • Physical Dimensions: paper positive after original negative
  • Provenance: private collection (registry number: 2011.84.25)
  • Subject Keywords: Holocaust, World War II., labor service
  • Rights: © Holocaust Memorial Center
  • External Link: http://musz.hdke.hu/

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