Necklace with two pendants, a cross and the Virgin Mary
Christian Art and Symbolism
- Object Type
Religious medals (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eve Rich Blumberg
Nuns put it on Eva Rich's neck and told her that it would save her life. Given to Eve Rich by a group of nuns.
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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.
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