Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

Engagement ring kept by a Polish Jewish woman even while a concentration camp inamte

Object | Accession Number: 2015.465.1

Engagement ring given to fourten year old Sally Silberstein by her mother when they wee interned in the Radom ghetto in Poland. Esther gave it to Sally to use as money in case of an emergency or to help her survive during the war. Sally carried this ring with her throughout the war, when she was an inmate of Auschwitz concentration camp and Gebhardsdorf slave labor camp. The diamond was removed from the setting after the war, and remains with the family. Her parents were murdered in Treblinka killing center and three of Sally's eight siblings perished.

Classification
Jewelry
Category
Rings
Object Type
Rings (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Gina Chase Bronstein and Sally Silberstein Chase
Expand all
 
Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:08:42
This page: https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn525819