Wooden thread spool from tailoring shop in Paris
Tools and Equipment
Sewing equipment and supplies
- Object Type
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Pnina Kornowski
Spool of light brown thread used by Isaac (Jacques) Kornowski in the tailoring business he operated with his wife, Chaja, in Paris, France. Germany occupied France in 1940. Kornowski, a German-Jewish immigrant who had lived in Paris since 1920, was arrested by the German authorities on August 23, 1941, and imprisoned in the Drancy transit camp. The next year he was deported to Auschwitz concentration camp where he was killed. His wife, Chaja, and their two sons, Henri and Paul, survived the war: Chaja in southern France; the boys in the OSE La Foret children's home in Switzerland.
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Also in Isaac Kornowski family collection
The collection consists of artifacts, documents, and photographs relating to the experiences of Paul and Pnina Kornowski and their families as German-Jewish immigrants to France before, during, and after the Holocaust.
The papers consist of photographs documenting Pnina Kornowski's and her mother's experiences before World War II and while living in La Forêt, France, during the Holocaust as well as materials documenting Paul Kornowski (Paul Kor) donor's husband and his family in France during the Holocaust including family photographs and Paul's sporting club identification card.