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Simon Gelbart collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of shoemaking tools relating to the experiences of Simon Gelbart in Poland before the war and in Poland and the Soviet Union, including forced labor service with the Soviet Army, during World War II.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004 by David Gelbart, the son of Simon Gelbart.
Date
1930-1946
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9/10 double edge iron shoemaking tool used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.1

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
Date
approximately 1925-1951  (use)
9/10 double edge iron shoemaking tool used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Edge iron shoemaking tool used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.2

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
Date
approximately 1925-1951  (use)
Edge iron shoemaking tool used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

5/6 double edge iron shoemaking tool used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.3

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
Date
approximately 1925-1951  (use)
5/6 double edge iron shoemaking tool used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Curved needle stitching awl used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.4

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
Date
1923-1951  (use)
Curved needle stitching awl used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Straight razor with an offwhite plastic handle used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.5

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
use : United States
manufacture : Solingen (Germany)
Date
1928-1980  (use)
Straight razor with an offwhite plastic handle used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Dark brown whetstone used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.6

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
use : United States
Date
1928-1980  (use)
Dark brown whetstone used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Wooden awl haft with chuck and ferrule used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.7

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
Date
1925-1951  (use)
Wooden awl haft with chuck and ferrule used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Leather creaser used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.8

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
Date
1925-1951  (use)
Leather creaser used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Stitching awl with a 1 inch curved needle used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.9

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
Date
1925-1951  (use)
Stitching awl with a 1 inch curved needle used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Straight half inch stitching awl used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.10

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
Date
1925-1951  (use)
Straight half inch stitching awl used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Leather creaser with a curved needle point head used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.11

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
Date
1925-1951  (use)
Leather creaser with a curved needle point head used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Leather creaser with an grooved head engraved 6 used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.12

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
Date
1925-1951  (use)
Leather creaser with an grooved head engraved 6 used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

12/14 double edge iron shoemaking tool used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.13

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
Date
1925-1951  (use)
12/14 double edge iron shoemaking tool used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Dark gray edge iron shoemaking tool used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.14

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
Date
1925-1951  (use)
Dark gray edge iron shoemaking tool used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Wooden awl haft with chuck used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.15

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
Date
1925-1951  (use)
Wooden awl haft with chuck used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

7/8 double edge iron shoemaking tool used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.16

Geography
use : Soviet Union
Date
1925-1951  (use)
7/8 double edge iron shoemaking tool used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Steel pliers used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.17

Geography
use : Soviet Union
Date
1925-1951  (use)
Steel pliers used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Embossing tool with 3 wheel attachments used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.18 a-d

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
Date
1925-1951  (use)
Embossing tool with 3 wheel attachments used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Leather creaser with a pointed triangular head used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.19

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
Date
1925-1951  (use)
Leather creaser with a pointed triangular head used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Stitching awl with a 1.25 inch needle used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.20

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
Date
1925-1951  (use)
Stitching awl with a 1.25 inch needle used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Straight needle awl with an .875 inch needle used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.21

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
Date
1925-1951  (use)
Straight needle awl with an .875 inch needle used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Cutting nippers used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.22

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
Date
1925-1951  (use)
Cutting nippers used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Cobbler's hammer used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.23

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
Date
1925-1951  (use)
Cobbler's hammer used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Dark red shoe wax used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.24

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
Date
1925-1951  (use)
Dark red shoe wax used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Brown shoe wax used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army

Object | Accession Number: 2004.523.25

Geography
use : Soviet Union
use : Poland
Date
1925-1951  (use)
Brown shoe wax used by a Polish Jewish refugee conscripted as a shoemaker by the Soviet Army
 
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