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Spoon

Object | Accession Number: 2017.262.3

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Spoon saved by Frances (Fruma) Gulkowitz from her home in Korelitz, Poland (Belarus). Fruma and her family where interned by the Germans in the Korelitz ghetto in July 1941. Her mother was killed by the police. In May 1942, Fruma and her family were sent to Novogrudek (now Navahrudak, Belarus). Around August 1942, Fruma's brother Ben-Zion escaped with Murray Berger and others and joined the Bielski partisans. He later returned to the ghetto and rescued Fruma and Judes who also joined the partisans. After liberation by the Red Army, Fruma and Murray went to the Kibbutz Turda displaced persons camp in Romania and eventually to Kibbutz Anzio DP camp in Italy. Fruma and Murray married and emigrated to the United States in 1947. Fruma’s father, sisters, and niece perished in Nowogródek ghetto.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Albert S. Berger and Ralph S. Berger

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Household Utensils
    Category
    Flatware
    Object Type
    Spoons (lcsh)
    Extent
    1 box
    Physical Description
    Metal body; elonged oval bowl; handle of slightly rectangular shape with rounded end.
    Dimensions
    Height: 8.500 inches (21.59 cm) | Width: 2.000 inches (5.08 cm)
    Materials
    overall : metal

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The spoon was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2017 by Ralph S. Berger and Albert S. Berger, sons of Fruma Gulkowitz Berger.
    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:
    2024-01-25 14:44:19
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