Zofia Pociłowska, before May 1945
Ring, plastic, diameter 2.1 cm
Ravensbrück Memorial, V6390 D2
Photographer: Dr Cordia Schlegelmilch
Prisoner numbers were used as an identifier not only on the miniatures, but also on this ring and others like it. Handkerchiefs, by contrast, usually had a prisoner’s name embroidered on them. There may have been practical reasons for this, since space was limited on these smaller objects and it was easier to carve a number. Prisoner number 7911 was assigned to Marie Plater-Broel, who was a victim of medical experiments in the Ravensbrück concentration camp.