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Tiara worn by a Jewish woman at her wedding in prewar Budapest

Object | Accession Number: 2007.468.3

Tiara worn by 27 year old Ella Lichtig at her marriage to Lorand Schichtanz on June 18, 1931, in Budapest, Hungary. In 1941, in response to recent anti-Semitic racial laws, Ella and her young daughter, Judit, converted to Catholicism. In March 1944, Hungary was occupied by Nazi Germany. Lorand was drafted into a forced labor battalion and sent to Austria. In October, Ella was ordered to report for forced labor. She avoided registration and went into hiding with Judit. The Mother Superior from the convent where Ella taught music helped them find work as domestics under their false identities. On February 13, 1945, the city was liberated by the Soviet Army. That July, two young men arrived with a message from Lorand. He had survived the war but was not returning to his family or to Hungary.

use:  1931 June 18
use: Budapest (Hungary)
Object Type
Tiaras (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Judit Schichtanz
Record last modified: 2022-04-28 15:33:41
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