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DP identity card of Adam Kohn

Holocaust survivor Adam (Adolek) Kohn became famous  thanks to one video showing him and his family dancing to the song “I will survive” in front of the entrance of Auschwitz Concentration Camp. His action met with a most varied response worldwide. The persecution Kohn suffered and the period of his life spent as a Displaced Person (DP) in post-war Germany is documented in the ITS archives, for example by means of a DP identity card with a photograph from 1948. Born in Polish Plaszka in 1921, Kohn was deported to Ghetto Lodz and the concentration camps Auschwitz and Groß-Rosen. On 9 May 1945 he was liberated. Three years later, he immigrated together with his wife and his daughter, born in 1947, to Australia, where he and his family are still living.

(, ITS Digital Archive, Bad Arolsen)