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Pillowcase saved from a Jewish shop

Object | Accession Number: 2011.321.2

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    Brief Narrative
    Pillowcase which belonged to Lori Kohn in Bucharest, Romania. In the period between August 1940 and June 1941, the Antonescu government issued orders to confiscate different types of Jewish property; The Chamber of Commerce eliminated Jews from the textile industry by expropriating the businesses and the merchandise. Mrs. Kohn defied the orders and kept a few items from her store, among them this pillowcase.
    use: Bucharest (Romania)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rodica and Paul Burg

    Physical Details

    Furnishings and Furniture
    Household linens
    Object Type
    Pillowcases (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Rectangular, yellow cloth pillowcase with a button placket closure. It is made from a single piece of cloth folded in half and sewn together on the long sides. It has five finished button holes with five white, mother of pearl buttons sewn on with yellow thread. There are light red-brown stains throughout.
    overall: Height: 30.125 inches (76.518 cm) | Width: 38.250 inches (97.155 cm)
    overall : cloth, thread, mother of pearl

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    The pillowcase was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by Paul and Rodica Burg, the grandaughter of Lori Kohn.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 20:14:02
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