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Handmade canvas folder used by a Hungarian Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2009.260.2

Handmade canvas notebook used by Lili Scharf to store correspondence from her family in Israel. It was made for her by her sister, Judith, after her postwar immigration to Israel. In summer 1944, soon after Germany invaded Hungary, Lili, 16, her brother, Bondy, and her parents Herman and Rachel were deported from the Jewish ghetto in Kisvarda to Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Her parents were gassed upon arrival. Bondy was sent to Dachau where he was killed. Lili found her sister Judith, who she thought was in Palestine, in Auschwitz. Lili was sent to Birenbaumel, then via death march to Bergen-Belsen, where she was liberated on April 15, 1945, by British forces. She eventually reached Israel in 1948 with the aid of Hashomer Hatzair. She was reunited with Judith, who had been sent to and liberated at Weisskirchen slave labor camp.

received:  after 1948 June
received: Israel
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lili Deutsch
Record last modified: 2019-12-05 20:59:27
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