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Crochet hook used in the Theresienstadt ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2002.436.22

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    Crochet hook used in the Theresienstadt ghetto

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    Brief Narrative
    Crochet hook used by Helene Reik while she was imprisoned in the ghetto in Terezin (Theresienstadt), Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic) during the Holocaust. Helene Reik died in 1943 from an infection as a result of several surgeries performed on her in the Theresienstadt ghetto.
    use:  1940-1943
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Elizabeth Margosches
    center, embossed : 8

    Physical Details

    Tools and Equipment
    Object Type
    Crochet hooks (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Cylindrical metal crochet hook with a conical shaped top and a body that that flattens near the center and tapers into a slight hook at bottom. It is embossed with an 8 near the center where the body flattens.
    overall: Height: 5.000 inches (12.7 cm) | Width: 0.250 inches (0.635 cm)
    overall : metal

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    Administrative Notes

    The crochet hook was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2002 by Elizabeth Margosches the grandaughter of Helene Reik.
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    2023-09-01 09:53:11
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