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Striped wool jacket used in the Warsaw ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2008.228.2

Jacket worn by Felicia Ehrlich vel Sluszny in the Warsaw ghetto and Bindermichl displaced persons camp. It was hand-woven by peasants in Zakopane in the Carpathian Mountains in 1939. Felicia, her husband, Seweryn, and her two daughters, 16 year old Irena and 11 year old Danuta, were confined to the Warsaw ghetto in 1940. In March 1943, Irena escaped to the Christian sector of Warsaw. April 1943 brought the Warsaw ghetto uprising and its violent suppression by the Germans, with mass deportations of all Jews in Warsaw and the annihilation of the ghetto. Seweryn, aged 39, was killed during the uprising. Felicia and Danuta escaped and were hidden for the rest of the war by Juana Dylag. Irena was deported to a slave labor camp in Berlin. Felicia, Danuta, and Irena were reunited in Warsaw after the war. From 1945-1947, they were in Bindermichl displaced persons camp in Linz, Austria. They emigrated to the United States on the SS Marine Perch in 1947.

use:  1940-1947
use: Warsaw (Poland)
use: Bindermichl (Displaced persons camp); Bindermichl (Linz, Austria)
Clothing and Dress
Women's clothing
Object Type
Jackets (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Irena Urdang deTour
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 08:51:59
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