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Embroidered white handkerchief with crocheted border brought with a Polish Jewish emigre

Object | Accession Number: 2009.117.9

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    Embroidered white handkerchief with crocheted border brought with a Polish Jewish emigre


    Brief Narrative
    Handkerchief embroidered with her initials owned by Ella Brecher Lieberman when she emigrated with her husband and 9 year old daughter, Hanna, from Stanislawow, Poland (Sasiv, Ukraine), to Palestine in 1939.
    emigration:  1939
    received: Sasiv (Ukraine)
    en route: Palestine
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Hanna Levi
    Subject: Ella Lieberman
    Ella Brecher was born in 1905 in Olomuac, Czech Republic, Austro-Hungary. Ella married Benedykt Lieberman (1896-1950), an economist. The couple first lived in Olomuac and then settled in his hometown, Stanislawow, Poland (now Sasiv, Ukraine). Benedykt's father owned a yeast and alcohol factory there. They had one daughter, Hanna, born in 1930. Ella opened a primary school with Hanna's nanny in the 1930s. Most of the Lieberman family immigrated to Palestine from late 1935-1939, where they operated a farm near Nahariya. In 1939, Ella, Benedykt, and Hanna also immigrated to Palestine. Ella, 38, committed suicide in 1943.

    Physical Details

    Dress Accessories
    Object Type
    Handkerchiefs (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    White cloth handkerchief with a crocheted border. One corner of the cloth has a crocheted square inset. The initials “ELB” are embroidered in the corner near the crochet inset.
    overall: Height: 8.500 inches (21.59 cm) | Width: 8.875 inches (22.543 cm)
    overall : cloth, thread
    corner near crochet insert, embroidered, white thread : ELB

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    Administrative Notes

    The handkerchief was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2009 by Hanna Levi, the daughter of Ella Brecher Lieberman.
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