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Rectangular white tablecloth saved by a by Czech Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2012.342.7

White linen tablecloth used by Shimon Beer's family in prewar Brno, Czechoslovakia. It was one of several tablecloths, 2012.342.6-11, preserved by his aunt Bertl in Great Britain. Brno was annexed and occupied by Nazi Germany in March 1939. Shimon, 19, left in December 1939 for Palestine, where he joined the Jewish Brigade of the British Army. His parents, Julius and Hildegarde, were deported to Theresienstadt ghetto-labor, and then to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, where they were murdered. His brother Pavel survived both camps.

use: Brno (Czech Republic)
Furnishings and Furniture
Household linens
Object Type
Tablecloths (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Maud Michal Stecklmacher Beer
Record last modified: 2022-08-08 15:20:40
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