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Brass bracelet with cutout designs of scenes of daily life made in Lodz Ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2007.45.3

Brass bracelet made in Lodz Ghetto with seven links featuring 5 cut-out designs of cityscapes and daily life in the ghetto. It was recovered from the ghetto by Malwina (Inka) Gerson and her parents, Dora and Gustav. After the German occupation of Poland in 1939, 11 year old Inka and her family were forced into the Jewish ghetto in Lodz. All ghetto inhabitants over the age of 10 had to work and Inka worked in a hat-making workshop. The Germans destroyed the ghetto in July 1944 and Inka's family were part of the work detail kept to clean up and salvage materials from the ghetto and to dig mass graves. The Allen family avoided the subsequent deportations to concentration camps and were still living in the ghetto when the city was liberated by the Russian Army in early 1945. The family left Poland for Bolivia in 1945.

Date
1943  (creation)
approximately 1944 July  (found)
Geography
manufacture : Litzmannstadt-Getto (Lodz ghetto) (historic); Lodz (Poland)
found : Litzmannstadt-Getto (Lodz ghetto) (historic); Lodz (Poland)
Language
German
Classification
Jewelry
Category
Bracelets
Object Type
Bracelets (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Malwina "Inka" Gerson Allen
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:26:43
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