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Mother of pearl pendant

Object | Accession Number: 2005.209.1

Pendant that originally belonged to Magda Lowy. She received it before the beginning of World War II in 1939 and entrusted it to her aunt, Jolie, for safekeeping. Jolie survived the Holocaust by living in hiding in Belgium. In June 1944, 21 year old Magda and her family were deported from Satu Mare, Hungary (Romania) to Auschwitz-Birkenau killing center in Poland. She and her sister, Elizabeth, were able to stay together at Auschwitz and at Ober Hohenelbe, the labor camp in the Sudetenland (Czechoslovakia) where they were sent in November. They worked as forced labor in a factory making electrical tubes for the automatic-pilot planes that flew over the Channel to England. The camp was liberated by Soviet forces on June 6, 1945. Magda and Elizabeth returned to Satu Mare searching for family members, but all had perished, except for one uncle.

Date
approximately 1968  (received)
approximately 1925  (creation)
1925  (use)
Geography
found : Belgium
Classification
Jewelry
Category
Necklaces
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ann Spitz
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:06:04
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