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Brooch with charms

Object | Accession Number: 2016.353.1

Brooch with seven hanging charms depicting aspects of daily life as a prisoner in Theresienstadt ghetto-labor cam, such as a lice comb, a coin, a wooden clog, and a candle. Located thirty miles northwest of Prague in German occupied Czechoslovakia, the camp was established by the Germans in November 24, 1941, and ceased operation in early May 1945. In 3.5 years, approximately 140,000 Jewish persons were transferred to Terezin; nearly 90,000 were then deported, likely to their death, further east. About 33,000 died in Theresienstadt.

Pins (Jewelry)
Object Type
Brooches (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Pick Family
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:26:57
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