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Roll of blue stitched ribbon from shop of Parisian Jews who survived in hiding

Object | Accession Number: 2006.490.2

Ribbon from the Bomblat family clothing business, Maison Sibon, in Paris, France, kept by Henri Bomblat while the family lived in hiding in the south of France. The roll of ribbon was used to tie the boxes that held purchases. The Bomblat family emigrated from Poland to France in 1924; in 1937, they opened a clothing store in Paris. When the Germans entered Paris in 1940, the family fled south, but they returned after 3 months. In 1941, when the Germans were rounding up Jews for deportation. Henry was able to warn his father who went into hiding in Montsur, near Vichy. On July 16,1942, Henri, aged 11, and his sister, Suzanne, aged 14, were sent to join their father. That same day, French police came to the apartment, as part of the Velodrome d'Hiver action. His sister, Rosette, aged 18, forced their mother into another apartment; only she and his eldest sister, Sarah, aged 22, were there to face the police. Sarah was arrested and sent to Auschwitz, where she was killed. Rosette was released and took her mother south to join the rest of the family, but she returned to Paris. She was arrested there in 1943, with her colleagues in a Jewish charitable organization, and sent to Auschwitz, where she was killed. Henri, his parents, and his other sister, Suzanne, survived in hiding until liberation on September 15, 1944.

Date
1937-1945  (use)
Geography
use : Maison Sibon; Paris (France)
Language
French
Classification
Decorative Arts
Category
Decorations
Object Type
Ribbons (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Henri Bomblat
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:26:06
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