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Blue two-piece dress with multicolored hearts

Object | Accession Number: 2008.226.4 a-b

Dress owned by 20-year-old Judith Kessler and made for her by a seamstress in her hometown of Subotica, Yugoslavia (Serbia.) It was originally a dress, but was modfied into a top and skirt during the war. Judith and her mother were interned in the Bacsalmas ghetto and then deported to Pest, Hungary, by the Hungarian police, following the occupation of the country by the Germans. They were told they were being sent to Palestine, but instead were taken to Bergen-Belsen by train from Budapest as part of a rescue effort organized by Rezso Kasztner. Later in 1944, they were transferred to safety in Switzerland.

use:  1942-1945
received: Subotica (Subotica, Serbia)
Clothing and Dress
Women's clothing
Object Type
Dresses (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Judith Stieglitz Kessler
Record last modified: 2022-05-20 13:22:16
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