Skirt made by a German Jewish woman to demonstrate her sewing capabilities
Clothing and Dress
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Michael Hillelsohn
Maroon sample skirt with various stitches and fasteneres used by Elfriede Gerson to demonstrate her abilities as a seamstress. Elfriede left Hamburg, Germany, for the United States in 1941, where she married her fiancee Kurt Hillelsohn who had arrived in November 1938.
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Also in Elfriede Gerson Hillelsohn collection
The collection consists of a skirt, passport, and documents relating to the experiences of Elfriede Gerson before and during the Holocaust in Hamburg, Germany and her immigration to the United States in 1941.
Contains a Reisepass and other documents related to Elfriede Gerson (donor's mother), who was living in Hamburg and immigrated to the United States in 1941, where she married her fiancee Kurt Hillelsohn who had arrived in November 1938.