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Embroidered white pillow sham brought with a Polish Jewish emigre

Object | Accession Number: 2009.117.18

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    Embroidered white pillow sham brought with a Polish Jewish emigre

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    White embroidered pillow sham 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
    Furnishings and Furniture
    Category
    Household linens
    Object Type
    Pillow shams (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    White cotton rectangular pillow sham with a thrice repeating border of white embroidered dots and fagoting. The border is a separate piece of cloth sewn onto the sham. In the bottom corner is a square outline of 2 rows of dots with fagoting on the front. The back has 3 plastic buttons on the hem of the envelope opening.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 19.750 inches (50.165 cm) | Width: 25.000 inches (63.5 cm)
    Materials
    overall : cotton, thread

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    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The pillow sham 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 18:26:11
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