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Front: Photo of woman stapled on right, 'Nr. 01962' printed in orange rectangle on top left. Back: 'HASAG' logo on top left with 'WERK LEIPZIG' below.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Ms. Kopala's ID is stamped with 'P' for Pole, and she is shown in the picture with prominent 'P' on her uniform. HASAG, or Hugo Schneider AG, was an established metal goods manufacturer in Germany. From its beginnings as a manufacturer of lamps, it evolved into an infamous Nazi arms manufacturer with many factories across Europe using slave-labor from concentration camps such as Auschwitz and Buchenwald, as well as numerous ghettos in Poland. Many thousands of Jews and other prosoners perished working for HASAG under the most execrable conditions.
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Katarzyna Kopala, Forced Labor, Slave Labor, HASAG, Polish, Hugo Schneider AG
"Identification for Katarzyna Kopala, a Polish Forced Laborer for HASAG in Leipzig, Germany" (1942). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2016.1.05.