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Joan Kent Finkelstein family collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of artifacts, correspondence, documents, and a photograph album relating to the experiences of Jerzy and Nadzieja Klein, their daughter, Joanna, (from 1946, George, Nadine, and Joan Kent) and their family and friends in Warsaw, Poland, before and during the Holocaust and their immigration to and postwar life in the United States.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2009, 2013, 2017 and 2018 by Joan Kent Finkelstein, the daughter of George and Nadine Kent.
Date
1920-1966
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Joan Kent Finkelstein family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2009.376.1

Date
approximately 1920-2013
Joan Kent Finkelstein family papers

Beige wool/angora dress with self-belt brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.2 a-b

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Beige wool/angora dress with self-belt brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Woman's white silk dickey brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.3

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Woman's white silk dickey brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Black silk taffeta bodice with handmade lace brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.4

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Black silk taffeta bodice with handmade lace brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Fringed black silk piano shawl with embroidered silver flowers brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.5

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Fringed black silk piano shawl with embroidered silver flowers brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

White fine cotton slip with whitework embroidery and an NS monogram brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.6

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
1926
White fine cotton slip with whitework embroidery and an NS monogram brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

White embroidered fine cotton slip with lace inlay brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.7

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
1926
White embroidered fine cotton slip with lace inlay brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

White embroidered cotton slip with an NS monogram and interior flap brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.8

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
1926
White embroidered cotton slip with an NS monogram and interior flap brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Black fetal horse fur coat collar with black satin lining brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.9

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Black fetal horse fur coat collar with black satin lining brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Black fetal horse fur coat collar with tear drop ends brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.10

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Black fetal horse fur coat collar with tear drop ends brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Red and brown fox fur wrap brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.11

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Red and brown fox fur wrap brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

White rabbit fur collar brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.12

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
White rabbit fur collar brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Handknit red wool scarf brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.13

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Handknit red wool scarf brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Handknit navy blue wool scarf with red and white accents brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.14

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Handknit navy blue wool scarf with red and white accents brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Child's cotton twill collar with embroidered daisies brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.15

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Child's cotton twill collar with embroidered daisies brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Child's silk Peter Pan collar with embroidered blue dots brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.16

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Child's silk Peter Pan collar with embroidered blue dots brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Child’s diamond patterned collar set brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.17 a-b

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Child’s diamond patterned collar set brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Two white silk sleeve cuffs with scalloped cording brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.18 a-b

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Two white silk sleeve cuffs with scalloped cording brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Two white silk sleeve cuffs with stitched whitework borders brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.19 a-b

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Two white silk sleeve cuffs with stitched whitework borders brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Two white silk sleeve cuffs with semicircular stitched accents with blue dots brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.20 a-b

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Two white silk sleeve cuffs with semicircular stitched accents with blue dots brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Four white filet embroidered net inserts brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.21 a-d

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Four white filet embroidered net inserts brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Child's gray shearling embroidered mountaineer's craft coat brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.22

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
1939
Child's gray shearling embroidered mountaineer's craft coat brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Child's colorful print cotton dress with blue piping brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.23

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Child's colorful print cotton dress with blue piping brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Child's peach silk polka dot dress brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.24

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Child's peach silk polka dot dress brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Child's peach silk sleeveless dress with embroidered flowers brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.25

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Child's peach silk sleeveless dress with embroidered flowers brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Child's pink silk cabbage rose patterned dress brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.26

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Child's pink silk cabbage rose patterned dress brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Child's pith helmet acquired in India during the journey to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.27

Geography
received : India
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
1941 January
Child's pith helmet acquired in India during the journey to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Adult's pith helmet acquired in India during the journey to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.28

Geography
received : India
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
1941 January
Adult's pith helmet acquired in India during the journey to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Pair of woman's fawn and tan suede gloves brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.29 a-b

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Pair of woman's fawn and tan suede gloves brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Woman’s brown suede belt brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.30

Geography
manufacture : Paris (France)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Woman’s brown suede belt brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Lizard skin clutch, change purse, mirror, and key brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.31 a-d

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Lizard skin clutch, change purse, mirror, and key brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Lace bordered white handkerchief brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.32

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Lace bordered white handkerchief brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

White handkerchief with an embroidered triangle patterned border brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.33

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
White handkerchief with an embroidered triangle patterned border brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

White cotton lace handkerchief with a floral motif lace border brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.34

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
White cotton lace handkerchief with a floral motif lace border brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Silk circus print handkerchief brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.35

Geography
use : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
approximately 1935
Silk circus print handkerchief brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

White silk handkerchief with handmade floral lace design brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.36

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
White silk handkerchief with handmade floral lace design brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

White silk handkerchief bordered with lace and pink flowers brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.37

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
White silk handkerchief bordered with lace and pink flowers brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

White silk handkerchief with a drawing of 2 women on horseback brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.38

Geography
use : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
approximately 1925
White silk handkerchief with a drawing of 2 women on horseback brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Peach silk handkerchief hand embroidered with ribbons and flowers brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.39

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Peach silk handkerchief hand embroidered with ribbons and flowers brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Iridescent plaid silk taffeta handkerchief brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.40

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Iridescent plaid silk taffeta handkerchief brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Doily with floral lace border brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.41

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
Doily with floral lace border brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

White square cotton pillowcase with a cutwork border brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2009.376.42

Geography
received : Warsaw (Poland)
Date
1940 April 20-1941 February 17
1926
White square cotton pillowcase with a cutwork border brought to the US by a Jewish family fleeing German occupied Poland
 
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