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Handkerchief with embroidered floral motif carried by a Polish Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2008.216.2

Handkerchief embroidered by 19-year old Shejna Sylvia Jaroszewska and brought with her when she emigrated from Sokolka, Poland, to the United States in November 1938. She settled with an aunt in New York City. All the members of her family who remained in Poland were killed during the Holocaust.

Date
1938  (emigration)
Geography
creation : Sokolka (Poland)
Classification
Dress Accessories
Category
Handkerchiefs
Object Type
Handkerchiefs (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Elliot H. Bassman
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:07:05
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