Necklace with two pendants, a cross and the Virgin Mary
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The nuns gave this blouse to Eva Rich after they could no longer hide her. They sought to make her appear to be a Polish peasant rather than a Jew. She wore the blouse under her clothes while in Majdanek. Given to Eve Rich by nuns who had hid her during the Holocaust.
Contains a photograph of Eve Rich as a child; two photographs of a camp after liberation; a postwar photograph of Eve Rich with Nathan Rich, the man who would become her husband; two telegrams received by the donor aboard the "S.S. Marine Flasher," June 1948; and an obituary for Col. Bernard McKahon, who helped liberate Majdanek, where Eva Rich was imprisoned.
Prayer book given to Eva Rich along with a cross necklace. The nuns gave it to her and asked that she memorize it in case of captured by the German police.