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Sweater knitted by an inmate in labor camp near Riga, Latvia

Object | Accession Number: 1991.137.1

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    Sweater knitted by an inmate in labor camp near Riga, Latvia

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Knitted in a labor camp near Riga by a fellow inmate of Blanka Winkler who found socks on the way to forced labor. She unraveled the yarn from the socks and knitted the sweater.
    Date
    creation:  1944
    Geography
    creation: Riga (Latvia)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Blanka Bori Berger Winkler
    Contributor
    Subject: Blanka B. Winkler

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Clothing and Dress
    Category
    Women's clothing
    Object Type
    Sweaters (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Blue, gray, and yellow wool.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 19.490 inches (49.505 cm) | Width: 27.240 inches (69.19 cm)
    Materials
    overall : wool

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The sweater was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1991 by Blanka Winkler.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 17:43:45
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