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Toddler's white knit undershirt worn by Alain Markon in Vichy France

Object | Accession Number: 1998.41.3

White, knit, sleeveless undershirt worn by toddler Alain Markon while living under the Vichy regime in France with his parents, Alexander and Raya, in 1941 and 1942. Alain's parents were immigrants from Vilna, Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania), 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 in June 1941. They received their visas in 1942, and made their way to Portugal. They sailed from Lisbon in October 1942, and arrived in the United States in November.

use:  after 1941 June-1942
emigration:  1942 October
received: Toulouse (France)
Clothing and Dress
Object Type
Undershirts (lcsh)
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
Record last modified: 2022-12-16 13:05:22
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