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Sewing case with six ornate gold mending tools

Object | Accession Number: 2008.198.4 a-g

Sewing case, with a Parisian jeweler's plate, with a needle case, sewing needle, thimble, scissors, seam ripper, and darning needle received by Morris Kirsch while he was living in the displaced persons camp in Ansbach, Germany, after World War II. The kit was originally from France. In 1939, when the Germans occupied Lodz, Poland, Morris was assigned as forced labor in the ghetto making uniforms for the German army. In 1943, the Germans transferred him through a series of forced labor and concentration camps. He was liberated by American troops in April 1945. He was sent to the Feldafing displaced persons camp, where he met and married Bronia Bergman. The couple was then housed in Ansbach. They had a daughter, Sarah, in 1946. The family emigrated to the United States in 1950.

Date
1945-1950  (received)
Geography
received : Ansbach (Displaced persons camp); Ansbach (Mittelfranken, Germany)
Language
French
Classification
Tools and Equipment
Object Type
Sewing boxes (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Sarah Kirsch
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:05:23
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