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Blue and white striped dress made postwar by a Jewish Polish survivor

Object | Accession Number: 2011.239.2

Blue and white striped dress sewn by Feiga Moszkowicz Scheer in postwar Poland circa 1945. The war began in September 1939 when Germany and the Soviet Union invaded Poland. Feiga, her husband Froim, and daughter Cyla, 5, lived in Zalosce, which was occupied by the Soviets. The family bakery was confiscated. In June 1941, Germany invaded the Soviet Union. In July, many Jewish residents were shot and Jewish homes were looted by their Ukrainian neighbors. In October 1942, the remaining Jews were sent to the Zborow ghetto. Feiga, Froim, Cyla, and other family members were hidden by their former maid, Tachka Barkito. They were later hidden by several Ukrainian peasant families, staying only a short time with each. Around spring 1943, they built forest dugouts near Reniv where they hid until liberated by Soviet partisans in March 1944. After living underground for so long, Cyla and her cousins were unable to walk when they emerged. The family returned to Zalosce where they found another family living in their home. In spring 1945, they moved to western Poland, and then in April 1946, they moved to Paris.

Date
approximately 1945  (creation)
Geography
creation : Zborow (Poland) historic; Zboriv (Ukraine)
Classification
Clothing and Dress
Category
Women's clothing
Object Type
Dresses (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Celia Scheer Dymant
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:08:21
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