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Blanket

Object | Accession Number: 2000.588.2

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Wool blanket or "cergi" typical of Maramures region, formerly Transylvania composed of dark brown and light brown stripes. Blankets were taken to Auschwitz with Abraham Weissner (donor's wife's grandfather) and his daughter Gizela Naday. Abraham died of starvation in Auschwitz and Gizela took both blankets to an airplane factory in Mittelstein and to Weisswasser where she was liberated. She returned to Baia Mare after the war. The shorter blanket belonged to Abraham
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Nachman Salic

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Furnishings and Furniture
    Category
    Household linens
    Object Type
    Blankets (lcsh)
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 78.000 inches (198.12 cm) | Width: 28.500 inches (72.39 cm)
    Materials
    overall : wool

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Salic, Nachman.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The blanket was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2000 by Nachman Salic.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:28:39
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