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Toddler's red leather shoe worn by a Jewish refugee from German occupied France

Object | Accession Number: 1998.41.1

Red leather shoe worn by toddler Alain Markon during his escape with his parents, Alexander and Raya, from Toulouse in Vichy France in 1942. Alain's parents were immigrants from Vilna, Poland, who had married in Paris in 1937. When Germany invaded France in May 1940, his mother fled Paris for Toulouse. She was joined by his father after his discharge from the French Army following the June surrender of France. The couple applied for US visas and, while they were waiting to receive them, Alain was born on June 23, 1941. They received their visas in 1942 and left for Lisbon, Portugal. They sailed from Lisbon in October 1942 and arrived in America in November.

Date
1941-1942  (use)
1942 October  (emigration)
Geography
received : Toulouse (France)
Classification
Dress Accessories
Category
Footwear
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Genya Markon, In Memory of Alain Markon and of our father Alexander Markon and in Honor of our mother Raya Magid Markon
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:04:57
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