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Doll in a red hat and uniform kept by a young girl while living in hiding

Object | Accession Number: 2002.371.2

Doll kept by 1.5 year old Marguerite (Margo) Lederman while she lived in hiding with her older sister, Annette, in Belgium from 1942-1945. Germany invaded Belgium in May 1940. Their father, Mordka, was deported to Auschwitz concentration camp on October 31, 1942. Their mother, Rajala, placed the girls in hiding with the van Buggenhout family in Rumst. Rajala was deported to Auschwitz on the last transport out of Belgium in 1944. Both parents perished in the camp.

Date
1942-1945  (use)
Geography
use : in hiding; Rumst (Belgium)
Classification
Toys
Category
Dolls
Object Type
Bisque dolls (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Marguerite Lederman Mishkin
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:03
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