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Double slotted flower making tool used by a refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2003.446.4

Double slotted creasing tool used by Aranka Morvay to produce artificial silk flowers from 1941-1942 in Budapest, Hungary, where she had fled with her son Boaz. In 1941, when Boaz was 10, the Axis powers partitioned his country, Yugoslavia. Boaz and his family lived in Zagreb, now part of the Independent State of Croatia, under the Fascist antisemitic Ustasa regime. His father Zvonimir was sent to Jasenovac concentration camp where he perished. Boaz and Aranka escaped to Budapest. In November 1942, they were arrested. Boaz was placed with the Andrash family. Aranka was deported but escaped the transport and returned to Budapest. When German troops occupied the city in March 1943, they went into hiding separately. After six months, they hid together in Budapest until the city was liberated in February 1945. By late spring, they were able to return to Yugoslavia.

Date
1941 June-1942 November  (use)
Geography
use : Budapest (Hungary)
Classification
Tools and Equipment
Category
Hand tools
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Boàz Givòn
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:08:50
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