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Gold necklace, bracelet, and pendant received in a displaced persons camp

Object | Accession Number: 2008.228.11 a-c

Jewelry set given to Irena Ehrlich vel Sluszny’s family by Julius Balbin in the Bindermichl displaced persons camp after the war. Balbin was an Auschwitz survivor, who met the family in Bindermichl in 1945. Irena, her parents, Felicia and Seweryn, and younger sister, Danuta, were confined to the Warsaw ghetto in 1940. In March 1943, 19 year old 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. Her father, aged 39, was killed during the uprising. Her mother and 14 year old sister 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 the Bindermichl displaced persons camp in Linz, Austria. They emigrated to the United States on the SS Marine Perch in 1947.

received:  1945
received: Bindermichl (Displaced persons camp); Bindermichl (Linz, Austria)
Object Type
Garnet jewelry (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Irena Urdang deTour
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:20:35
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