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Handthrown ceramic vase with relief design of birds used by a German Jewish refugee family

Object | Accession Number: 2005.564.3

Vase brought in a steamer trunk by 13 year old Edith Simon n when she, her parents, Willy and Greta, and her older sisters, Lotte and Gerda emigrated from Leipzig, Germany, to the United States in 1937. The vase was a family heirloom, orignally owned by Hedwig Maerker, Edith's grandmother, who was killed in Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1942.

Date
1937  (emigration)
Geography
use : Leipzig (Germany)
Classification
Decorative Arts
Category
Ceramics
Object Type
Vases (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ellen, Erin, and Mark Rosenthal
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Record last modified: 2018-01-16 10:06:16
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