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Brooch with charms

Object | Accession Number: 2016.353.1

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    Brooch with charms


    Brief Narrative
    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.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Pick Family

    Physical Details

    Pins (Jewelry)
    Object Type
    Brooches (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Metal brooch made from a long safety pin with loops from which hang 7 charms, including a lice comb, a coin, a wooden clog, and a candle. There was originally an eighth charm, which is now missing.
    overall: Height: 1.375 inches (3.493 cm) | Width: 3.375 inches (8.573 cm)
    overall : metal, wood

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    The brooch was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2016 by Erika Seguin and Angela Greenway for the Pick family.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-08-31 10:20:34
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