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Wooden thread spool from tailoring shop in Paris

Object | Accession Number: 2005.463.2

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.

use:  approximately 1930-1939
use: Paris (France)
Tools and Equipment
Object Type
Thread (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Pnina Kornowski
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:09:13
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