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Singer 13 sewing machine with a fiddle base used by a tailor in a sealed ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 2005.50.1 a-b

Singer sewing machine with wooden table top used by Smil Wagner, a tailor from Suceava, (S. Bukovina) Romania. In 1941-1942, Smil and the other Jews of his town were deported to the Shargorod (Sharhorod) ghetto in Romanian occupied Ukraine. Smil was allowed to bring his sewing machine. He made and repaired garments for the local Ukrainian population in exchange for food. Smil was able to leave the ghetto after the region was retaken by the Soviet Union in 1944.

Date
approximately 1880  (manufacture)
1939-1945  (use)
Geography
use : Shargorod ghetto (Transnistria) (historic); Sharhorod (Ukraine)
Language
English
Classification
Tools and Equipment
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Federation of Romanian Jewish Communities
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:26
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