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Model built by the rescuer of his house where 32 Jews lived in hiding

Object | Accession Number: 1991.142.1 a-f

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    Brief Narrative
    Model of his house built by Staszek Jackowski, a Christian man, who hid 32 Jews there for 1 1/2 years. The model lifts to expose the hiding place in the basement. Jackowski built the model for Ruth Gruber in 1967. The hiding place was built in the basement of a house which was 2 blocks away from Gestapo headquarters.
    creation:  1967
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ruth Gruber
    Artisan: Staszek Jackowski

    Physical Details

    Architectural Elements
    Object Type
    Building models (tgm)
    Physical Description
    Three layered cutaway model made of cardboard and balsa wood with electrical circuitry.
    a: base
    b-c: rooms
    d-e: roofs
    f: parts
    overall: Height: 40.750 inches (103.505 cm) | Width: 32.500 inches (82.55 cm)
    overall : cardboard, balsa, metal, rubber

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    The model was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1991 by Ruth Gruber.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:21:33
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