Sheepskin vest worn by a Jewish girl living in hiding
Clothing and Dress
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Maria Rivka Chwoles Lichtenfeld
Vest worn by 11 year old Rivka Chwoles while imprisoned in the Vilnius ghetto and while living in hiding after her escape. She removed the sleeves to make it a vest. Her father gave her the coat before the family was relocated to the ghetto with the other Jews in Vilna (Wilno), Poland (Vilnius, Lithuania) by the Lithuanians after the Soviets turned control of the region over to them in October 1939. Rivka and her sister, Sonja, escaped the ghetto around 1941 and survived the rest of the war under assumed identities as Christian Poles. All their family, except for one brother, Rafael, perished.
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Also in Maria Rivka Chwoles Lichtenfeld collection
The collection consists of artifacts and photographs relating to the experiences of Maria Rivka Chwoles Lichtenfeld in the Vilna ghtto and Poland before, during, and after the Holocaust.
Contains three photographic prints: one of Joseph Lichtenfeld (donor's husband) in the uniform of Anders Army, and two photos of the donor's rescuers after World War II.