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Trap door

Object | Accession Number: 2017.638.1

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    Trap door

    Overview

    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

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

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

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