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Handkerchief with multi-colored embroidery brought with a Polish Jewish emigre

Object | Accession Number: 2009.117.12

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    Handkerchief with multi-colored embroidery brought with a Polish Jewish emigre

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    White handkerchief with multi-colored embroidery 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.
    Date
    emigration:  1939
    Geography
    received: Sasiv (Ukraine)
    en route: Palestine
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Hanna Levi
    Contributor
    Subject: Ella Lieberman
    Subject: Hanna Lieberman Levi
    Biography
    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.
    Hanna Lieberman (later Levi) was born in 1930 in Stanislawow, Poland (now Sasiv, Ukraine), to Benedykt and Ella Brecher Lieberman. Benedykt was born in Stanislawow to Filip and Babette (1858-1927) Lieberman. Benedykt had three sisters: Jeannette Münch (1891-1967), Cecylia (Cilli) Kupferman (1892-1973), and Aniela (Nelly) Sperber (1898-1989). Filip owned a yeast and alcohol factory. Ella was born in 1905 in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia, then part of Austro-Hungary. The couple lived there before moving to Stanislawow. The family was well off. Benedykt was an economist. Ella ran 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 in Ein Sara near Nahariya. In 1939, Hanna and her parents immigrated to Palestine. Nazi Germany invaded Poland in September 1939. Hanna's grandfather Filip went to the ghetto in Kolomyja in 1941, where he died of natural causes. Ella, 38, committed suicide in 1943 following an unhappy love affair. Benedykt, 55, passed away in 1951.

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Dress Accessories
    Category
    Handkerchiefs
    Object Type
    Handkerchiefs (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    White cotton handkerchief with a red overhand stitched edge. In one corner is a multi-colored cross-stitched floral design with a chevron beneath the flowers. There is ink marking in one corner.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 10.000 inches (25.4 cm) | Width: 9.892 inches (25.126 cm)
    Materials
    overall : cotton, thread, ink
    Inscription
    corner, handwritten, blue ink : 09/2

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    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The handkerchief was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2009 by Hanna Levi, the daughter of Ella Brecher Lieberman.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 21:51:05
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