Leather wristband with numbered identification tag issued in a concentration camp

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2005.457.3
Level of Description
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

overall: Height: 5.375 inches (13.653 cm) | Width: 1.625 inches (4.128 cm) | Depth: 1.000 inches (2.54 cm)


Biographical History

Alexander Stankiewicz, a Roman Catholic, was born on November 16, 1903, in Kamienskoje (or Kaminsk) Poland (or Russia). He was of Polish nationality and lived with his mother, Stanislawa Raczowska. He was barber and hairdresser. In 1941, he lived in Wloclawek, Poland, called Leslau by the occupying Germans. He was arrested February 16 for membership in a Polish political and literary organization, Kujawski Zwiazek Polityczno Literacki Zew. He was sentenced to prison and sent to Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria. His prisoner number was 24993. On March 11, 1943, he was transferred to a work detail in a nearby subcamp in Linz. After the war, he returned to Poland.

Archival History

The wristband was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Jan Niebrzydowski.


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jan Niebrzydowski

Scope and Content

Wristband worn by Alexnder Stankiewicz with his prisoner identification number, 24993, for Mauthausen concentration camp. Stankiewicz was a Roman Catholic Pole, living in Wloclawek (Lesalu), Poland, who in 1941 was arrested and sent to Mauthausen by the occupying German for his membership in a Polish political and literary organization. He worked as a barber in the camp. After the war ended in 1945, he returned to Poland.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions on access

Conditions Governing Reproduction

No restrictions on use

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Dark brown, rectangular, leather band with an oval, silver colored, metal tag attached. The tag has stamped text, and a notch at each end, wrapped with short leather straps that are stitched to the band. The tag is split vertically. The band is divided at one end into 2 long strips that fit through 2 holes in the other end, which double back to fasten through a buckle.



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