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Large painted plastic doll owned by a Jewish girl killed in Auschwitz

Object | Accession Number: 2011.424.1

Large baby doll owned by Betti Blaugrund that originally belonged to 7 year old Aline Klajn. Aline and her family were deported on October 24, 1942, from Uccle, Belgium, to Auschwitz concentration camp where they were killed. Aline's parents, Idessa and Wigdor, and Idessa's large extended family, came to Belgium from Poland in the 1920s. In May 1940, Belgium was occupied by Nazi Germany. In summer 1942, the Germans acted on their plan to get rid of all the Jews in Belgium. Aline, her parents, and her brother Jacques, 5, were given refuge by Alfred and Clara Duval; several family members hid in a nearby apartment. On October 20, Aline and Idessa went to the apartment to borrow sugar, and it was raided by German officers. Wigdor and Jacques arrived looking for Idessa and were also arrested. Only Aline's uncle Wolf escaped. The nine who were arrested were killed in Auschwitz. Wolf, his wife Cypra, and their infant Betti, born that July, survived the war in hiding.

Date
after 1942 October  (received)
Geography
manufacture : Japan
received : Uccle (Belgium)
Language
English
Classification
Toys
Category
Dolls
Object Type
Dolls (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Betti Blaugrund
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Record last modified: 2018-09-27 16:03:56
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