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Doily printed with the portrait photograph of a young bride in a displaced persons camp

Object | Accession Number: 2009.150.2

Doily featuring a photographic portrait of Rosa Freimann Schleichkorn. It was created to commemorate her wedding to Zygmont Schleichkorn around 1947 in the Zeilsheim displaced persons camp in Germany. In 1940, Rosa escaped from the Lodz (Litzmannstadt) ghetto and hid in a convent. She later moved to Warsaw and assumed a false identity as a Catholic. When that ghetto was about to be destroyed in spring 1943, she paid someone to smuggle her out. Zygmont was interned by the Germans in the ghetto in Bochnia, Poland. It was emptied by the summer of 1943, but Zygmont and his family had hidden in the forest where they were discovered by the Gestapo. Zygmont escaped, but everyone else was shot and killed. After the war ended in May 1945, both Rosa and Zygmont made their way to the displaced persons camp in Germany. Their daughter, Lilli, was born in the camp in September 1948 and, in 1949, they left for the United States.

Date
approximately 1947  (creation)
Geography
creation : Zeilsheim (Displaced persons camp); Zeilsheim (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Classification
Decorative Arts
Category
Needlework
Object Type
Doilies (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lilli Cutler
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:06:48
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