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Child's white rabbit fur hand muff received in a displaced persons camp

Object | Accession Number: 2009.372.4

White rabbit fur hand muff worn by Alice Robinson, age 2, in the Zeilsheim displaced persons camp in Germany, where she lived from 1945-1948.Alice's parents, Ephraim and Sarah had left Poland soon after September 1939, when it is occupied by Nazi Germany. They fled east to Russian controlled territory where the Soviet Union demanded that Jewish refugees keep moving further east. They had a daughter, Fay, in 1941, in Odessa, and Alice was born in 1944 in Romanovka. When the war ended in May 1945, they returned from Uzbekistan to Bessarabia, where they crossed the border to Poland. In October 1945, they were relocated to Zeilsheim, with the assistance of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. Ephraim, Sarah, and their 3 children, Fay, Alice, and Joseph, born in the camp in 1946, got passage on the first immigrant transport to depart under the Displaced Persons Act, the SS General Black, which arrived in the United States on October 30, 1948.

received:  1948
emigration:  1948 October 21
use: Zeilsheim (Displaced persons camp); Zeilsheim (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Dress Accessories
Object Type
Hats (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alice Robinson Lev
Record last modified: 2022-06-06 14:50:50
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