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Yellow handkerchief with red dots owned by a young girl in German occupied Budapest

Object | Accession Number: 2008.337.3

Handkerchief sent to Charlotte Landesmann Hirsch by her 16 year old sister, Roszi, shortly before Roszi and other family members were executed by German or Hungarian police soon after the German occupation of Hungary in spring 1944. Roszi. her parents, two sisters-in-law, and one niece were given refuge by the Swedish consulate in Budapest where her brother, Jancsi, was employed. German soldiers took them from the safe house where they were staying, shot them along the banks of the Danube River, and threw their bodies into the water. Jancsi escaped the execution with their brother Tibor’s young daughter. Charlotte was in a labor camp or living in hiding with her seven-year-old daughter during the German occupation.

received:  1944
use:  1940-1944
received: Budapest (Hungary)
Dress Accessories
Object Type
Handkerchiefs (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Charlotte Drucker
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:24:18
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