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White cotton tallit katan used by a Polish Jewish elder

Object | Accession Number: 2004.406.3

Tallit katan worn by Shlomo Schiller who fled Warez, Poland, with his family to the Soviet Union after the German invasion on September 1, 1939. A tallit katan is a religious garment worn by Jewish men with their daily dress. After Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941, Shlomo, his wife, Henia, his 20 year old daughter, Ania, and his 15 year old twin daughters, Klara and Pola, were evacuated from Kherson to Chelyabinsk in the Ural Mountains. When Chelyabinsk expelled refugees as untrustworthy residents, the family moved to Kopeysk. Shlomo lost his sight due to starvation, and was hospitalized for nine months. After the war ended, the family repatriated to Poland.

Date
approximately 1946  (use)
Geography
use : Szczecin (Poland)
Classification
Jewish Art and Symbolism
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Klara Gorysznik-Meszel
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:21:47
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