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Monogrammed paper pouch with a painted floral design used in the Theresienstadt ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2002.436.4

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    Monogrammed paper pouch with a painted floral design used in the Theresienstadt ghetto


    Brief Narrative
    Pouch was used by Helene Reik to hold correspondence sent to her while she was in the ghetto in Terezín (Theresienstadt), Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic) during the Holocaust.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Elizabeth Margosches

    Physical Details

    Paper containers
    Object Type
    Paper bags (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Rectangular form constructed of white textured paper; border of pink thread stitching along edges; darkening of paper near edges of front and back exterior covers; drawn on front cover near lower right corner in black and red ink is "HR" Helene Reik's initials; floral motif pattern painted in red on interior; two pockets at each end of interior
    overall: Height: 4.500 inches (11.43 cm) | Width: 6.380 inches (16.205 cm) | Depth: 0.120 inches (0.305 cm)
    overall : paper, ink, cloth

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Reik, Helene.

    Administrative Notes

    The pouch was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2002 by Elizabeth Margosches the grandaughter of Helene Reik.
    Record last modified:
    2023-05-25 10:25:10
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