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Brown striped wool blanket used by a Jewish family in an internment camp

Object | Accession Number: 2006.110.2

Blanket used by Marie Odenheimer when she was imprisoned at the internment camp in Gurs, France, during World War II. Marie's husband, Isidore Odenheimer, died in Gurs. But Marie, with their 2 children, was released and permitted to emigrate to the United States, the result of efforts by her relatives, Eugene and Rose (Lowenstein) Lowell, who were US citizens. A congressman from Toledo, Ohio, Frazier Reams, acted to secure the release of the Odenheimer family.

Date
1939-1944  (use)
Geography
use : Gurs (Concentration camp); Gurs (France)
Classification
Furnishings and Furniture
Category
Household linens
Object Type
Blankets (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Phyllis Kaufman
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:07:13
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