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Turquoise bead necklace made in a ghetto-labor camp

Object | Accession Number: 2017.109.1

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Turquoise bead necklace purportedly made in Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp in German occupied Czechoslovakia. The necklace was given to Judith Sardi by her mother Katalin Szönyi. Katalin received it from a friend in Israel who told her that it was made in Theresienstadt. Katalin, her husband, and Judith survived imprisonment in multiple forced labor camps during the Holocaust.
    Geography
    creation: Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eva Sardi Shragis

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Jewelry
    Category
    Necklaces
    Object Type
    Necklaces (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Blue bead necklace on metal.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 47.500 inches (120.65 cm) | Width: 0.250 inches (0.635 cm)
    Materials
    overall : metal, plastic

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The necklace was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2017 by Eva Sardi Shragis, the daughter of Judith Sardi and granddaughter of Katalin Szönyi.
    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:
    2024-01-16 15:07:15
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