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Object | Accession Number: 2017.638.1

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    Trap door


    Brief Narrative
    Wooden trap door that belonged to a house located at Lvivska Street no. 35, Zolkiew (Zhovka), Ukraine, whose crawl space under the floorboards served as a hiding place for Jews during the Holocaust. The trap door and hiding place are described in detail in the Holocaust memoir "Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival", by Clara Kramer.

    Physical Details

    Architectural Elements
    Object Type
    Trapdoors (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Wooden trap door with planks in a chevron pattern. Metal handles on the bottom.
    overall: Height: 30.500 inches (77.47 cm) | Width: 21.500 inches (54.61 cm) | Depth: 3.000 inches (7.62 cm)
    overall : wood, metal

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    The trap door was acquired by the USHMM in 2017.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 21:51:00
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