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Man’s dark blue pajama shirt given to a Czech Jewish inmate of Theresienstadt by another inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.2

Blue pajama top given by Hana Mueller Schiff (later Bruml) to her cousin Jiri Lauscher when both were prisoners at Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp. The shirt originally belonged to Hana’s husband, Rudolf, who used it in Theresienstadt until he was deported in 1943. The transport number of Jiri's daughter CK 539 is written in the collar. All were sent to the camp from German occupied Prague. Rudolf, 23, and Hana, 21, were transported in August 1942. Rudolf was ill and not assigned to work. Hana was a nurse. Rudolf was deported to Auschwitz with parents Richard and Marta and brother Karel in December 1943, and killed. Hana was deported to Auschwitz in October 1944, and then transferred to Kudowa-Sackisch slave labor camp. She was freed on May 5, 1945. Jiri, wife Irma, and Michaela, 5, arrived at Terezin in December 1942. Jiri worked in the camp technical department and Irma was a teacher in the clandestine children’s classes. In early May 1945, the camp was liberated. Jiri and his family returned to Prague, as did Hana. They learned that most of their extended families had perished. Hana met Karel Bruml, a former inmate of Terezin, Auschwitz, and several other camps, and both left for America in 1946.

Date
1942 August-1945 May  (use)
Geography
use : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Classification
Clothing and Dress
Category
Men's clothing
Object Type
Pajamas (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Hana Bruml
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:07:24
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