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Eclaireurs Israélites de France shirt and kerchief worn by former hidden Jewish boy

Object | Accession Number: 2008.142.2 a-c

Eclaireurs Israélites de France (Jewish Scouts of France) shirt, neckerchief, and slide fastener worn by Steven Simon when he was a scout in 1945-46. His scoutmaster Simon Barenbaum gave Steven his own neckerchief when Steven needed to recite his scouting pledge of allegiance. Steven and his parents, Arthur and Irma Simon, were Jewish German immigrants living in Paris, France, when it was occupied by Nazi Germany in 1940. They fled to the unoccupied southern region where they survived the war by adopting false identities. Scouting was very important for Steven as it eased his reintegration with postwar life after so many years spent living in hiding. They returned to Paris after liberation in 1944 and emigrated to the United States in 1947.

received:  1945
use:  1945-1947 April
use: Paris (France)
Clothing and Dress
Object Type
Shirts (tgm)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Steven W. Simon
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:27:21
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