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Right forearm of female former prisoner Margarette Kantor, a 36-year-old Jewish woman from Belgium, brought to Auschwitz in April 1944

Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

Right forearm of female former prisoner Margarette Kantor, a 36-year-old Jewish woman from Belgium, brought to Auschwitz in April 1944. After liberation she was diagnosed as having third degree alimentary dystrophy (wasting syndrome). Moreover, as a result of beatings, a phlegmon had formed on her right forearm. M. Kantor was 168 cm tall but weighed only 35 kg, whereas before being sent to the camp she had weighed 60 kg. Photograph taken by Stanisław Łuczko in the Polish Red Cross Hospital during an inspection carried out by members of the Kraków Division of the Main Commission for the Investigation of German Crimes in Poland, May 1945. Source: APMA-B

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  • Title: Right forearm of female former prisoner Margarette Kantor, a 36-year-old Jewish woman from Belgium, brought to Auschwitz in April 1944

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