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Tan armband with a Star of David worn in the Trembowla ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2004.437.3

Armband worn by Sarah Kerpholz in the Trembowla ghetto in Poland. Sarah, age 33, and her family were forced by the occupying German authorities into the Jewish ghetto in Trembowla, Poland (Terebovlia, Ukraine), in 1942. Her husband, Natan, escaped to Lvov, but ended up in the ghetto there. Their 10-year-old daughter, Zosia (Sophia), was sent to him, with the intent to find her a safe hiding place. But Natan, age 38, died of typhus in January 1943, and Zosia had to escape and get back to Trembowla on her own. In 1943, Sarah and Zosia escaped from the ghetto as it was being liquidated. They eventually reached Humniska, Poland, where former neighbors of Sarah's parents, Anna and Voitek Gutonski, hid them in a barn with an underground hiding place for over 8 months, until the Soviet army liberated the area in March 1944.

use:  1942-1943
use: Terebovlia (Ukraine)
Identifying Artifacts
Object Type
Armbands (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Sophia Kalski
Record last modified: 2022-03-03 15:22:20
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