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Set of tefillin owned by a Hungarian Jewish concentration camp survivor

Object | Accession Number: 2004.611.2 a-b

Pair of tefillin owned by Adolf Hausman, who was deported from Hungary to Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944. Tefillin are small boxes with leather straps used by Jewish males during morning prayers. After German forces occupied Hungary on March 19, 1944, Adolf, his father, Shmuel, and sister, Rose, were confined to the Berehove ghetto. In May, the family was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau and a week later Adolf was sent to Auschwitz-Monowitz. Shmuel was killed in Birkenau immediately after arriving. In September, Adolf was transferred to Gleiwitz I labor camp. In February 1945, the inmates were forced on a forced march to Blechhammer which was liberated by the Soviet Army that month. After the war, Adolf lived in Feldafing displaced persons camp in Germany and Steyr displaced persons camp in Austria. Rose had been interned in several concentration camps but survived. The siblings emigrated to the United States in 1949.

emigration:  1949
Jewish Art and Symbolism
Object Type
Tefillin (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eric R. Neiditz
Record last modified: 2022-08-30 16:09:04
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