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

Object | Accession Number: 2006.110.2

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    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
    use:  1939-1944
    Geography
    use: Gurs (Concentration camp); Gurs (France)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Phyllis Kaufman
    Contributor
    Subject: Marie Odenheimer
    Biography
    Marie Odenheimer was imprisoned at Gurs internment camp during World War II. She was released and able to emigrate to the United States as the result of the efforts of her relatives, Eugene and Rose (Lowenstein) Lowell. A congressman from Toledo, Ohio, Frazier Reams, was able to secure her release. Marie’s husband, Isidore Odenheimer, died in Gurs. Marie and Isidore had 2 children, who survived the camp and emigrated to the United States with their mother.

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Furnishings and Furniture
    Category
    Household linens
    Object Type
    Blankets (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Rectangular, light brown wool blanket with a dark brown, Greek key design stripe, 10 inches from the edge of each unfinished short end.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 54.500 inches (138.43 cm) | Width: 77.125 inches (195.898 cm)
    Materials
    overall : wool, dye
    Inscription
    on corner, embroidered in tan thread : R

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The blanket was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2006 by Phyllis Kaufman, the daughter of Eugene and Rose Lowell, who were relatives of Marie Odenheimer.
    Record last modified:
    2022-10-17 09:51:54
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