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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Marguerite Lederman Mishkin
The doll was given to Marguerite Lederman by a Hadassah group from the United States while she was in an orphanage in Belgium after the Holocaust.
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:16:00
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Also in Marguerite Lederman Mishkin collection
The collection consists of documents, photographs, and objects relating to Marguerite and Annette Lederman [donor and her sister] and their experiences as hidden children in Belgium during the Holocaust.
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.
The papers consist of documents and photographs relating to Marguerite and Annette Lederman and their family's experiences during the time period of the Holocaust.