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Floral and lion patterned needlepoint table covering saved by a German Jewish refugee family

Object | Accession Number: 2005.564.2

Bed or table covering brought in a steamer trunk by 13 year old Edith Simon when she, her parents, Willy and Greta, and her sisters, Lotte and Gerda, emigrated from Leipzig, Germany, to the United States in 1937. The needlepoint covering was made in the early years of the 20th century by Hedwig Maerker, Edith's grandmother, who was killed in Theresienstadt concentration camp during the Holocaust.

emigration:  1937
use: Leipzig (Germany)
Furnishings and Furniture
Household linens
Object Type
Tablecloths (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ellen, Erin, and Mark Rosenthal
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:08:39
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