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Green and gray wool socks

Object | Accession Number: 1991.88.4 a-b

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    Green and gray wool socks

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Socks given to Mira Ryczke at Auschwitz concentration camp.
    Date
    found:  1945 January 18
    Geography
    acquired: Auschwitz (Concentration camp); Oświęcim (Poland)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mira Kimmelman
    Contributor
    Subject: Mira Kimmelman
    Biography
    Genia Ryczke died in Treblinka in 1942. Benno Benjamin Ryczke died during a death march from Mauthausen concentration camp in April 1945. After the war, Moritz Ryczke immigrated first to the United States in 1949 and then to Israel in 1972 where he lived until his death in 1979. Mira Ryczke and Max Kimmelman both returned to Germany after the war where they met in 1946 and immigrated to the United States two years later. Max died in 1990. Natan Laznowski returned first to Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1951 where he lived until his death in 1972.

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Dress Accessories
    Category
    Footwear
    Object Type
    Socks (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Pair; green and gray yarn.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 21.500 inches (54.61 cm) | Width: 5.510 inches (13.995 cm)
    Materials
    overall : wool

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The socks were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1991 by Mira Ryczke Kimmelman.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 17:51:35
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