Brown striped wool blanket used by a Jewish family in an internment camp
Gurs (Concentration camp);
Furnishings and Furniture
- Object Type
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Phyllis Kaufman
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.
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Also in Eugene and Rose Lowell family collection
The collection consists of correspondence, documents, and photographs relating to the experiences of Eugene and Rose Lowenstein (later Lowell) to assist family and friends in Europe to emigrate to the United States before, during, and after the Holocaust, a blanket relating to the experiences of Marie Odenheimer in Gurs internment camp in France, and materials relating to Eugene Lowenstein's service in the German Air Force during World War I.
Consists of documents and correspondence related to the attempts of Eugene Straus Lowenstein (later Lowell) and his wife Rosel (Rose) Herz Lowenstein to assist their family members in Europe to emigrate to the United States. Includes extensive correspondence from family members in Germany and family imprisoned in Gurs as well as between the Lowensteins and various aid societies in the United States. Also includes photographs and documents from Eugene Lowenstein's experiences in a German air squadron during World War I, during which he served with the Red Baron.