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White armband with a blue embroidered Star of David worn by a Polish Jewish youth

Object | Accession Number: 1990.51.3

Armband with a blue embroidered Star of David owned by Monek Spett. Monek lived in Tarnow, Poland, with his parents and younger sister Roslyn. His mother was an American citizen raised in Poland. His father worked at the city's tax office. After the German occupation began in September 1939, the family lived in the ghetto and in hiding. In 1943, they were deported to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. They were liberated while on an evacuation train by American troops on April 13, 1945. The Spett family emigrated to the United States in 1947.

Date
1941  (use)
Geography
use : Tarnow (Wojewodztwo Malopolskie, Poland)
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Armbands
Object Type
Armbands (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Martin Spett
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Record last modified: 2018-03-13 07:51:24
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