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Yaffa Eliach Shtetl collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of artifacts related to the experiences of Yaffa Sonenson and her family in Ejszyszki, Poland (Eisiskes, Lithuania) and the Radun ghetto (Belarus) before and during the Holocaust when, as a child, she lived in hiding, and also artifacts collected by Dr. Eliach relating to Jewish life in the shtetl before the war.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1992 by Yaffa Sonenson Eliach.
Date
1936-1942
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Star of David badge with a blank center worn in the Radun ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.1

Geography
use : Radun ghetto (Poland) (historic); Radunʹ (Belarus)
Date
1941 October-1942 May
Star of David badge with a blank center worn in the Radun ghetto

Star of David badge with a blank center worn in the Radun ghetto

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.2

Geography
use : Radun ghetto (Poland) (historic); Radunʹ (Belarus)
Date
1941 October-1942 May
Star of David badge with a blank center worn in the Radun ghetto

Red brushed velvet tefillin pouch with a Star of David found in postwar Berlin

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.3 a

Geography
found : Berlin (Germany)
Date
1945
Red brushed velvet tefillin pouch with a Star of David found in postwar Berlin

Set of tefillin found postwar by a young Polish Jewish survivor

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.3 b-c

Geography
found : Berlin (Germany)
Date
1945

Hebraeisch fuer Jedermann

Publication | Accession Number: 1992.169.4

Date
1935

Poster announcing a rally to support Zionism

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.5

Geography
distribution : Cologne (Germany)
Date
1936 February 15

Program for a Jewish cultural event in pre-Kristallnacht Nazi Germany

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.6

Geography
issue : Stuttgart (Germany)
Date
1936 May 18

Program for a Jewish cultural event in pre-Kristallnacht Nazi Germany

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.7 a

Geography
issue : Germany
Date
1936 March 21

Program for a Hebrew Celebration of Shabbat in pre-Kristallnacht Nazi Germany

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.8

Geography
use : Mannheim (Germany)
Date
1936 May 17

Program for a lecture series on Jewish life by a Zionist organization in pre-Kristallnacht Berlin

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.9

Geography
issue : Berlin (Germany)
Date
1935 November

Program for a Hebrew Celebration of Shabbat in pre-Kristallnacht Nazi Germany

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.10

Geography
publication : Berlin (Germany)
Date
1936 March 21

Betar patch with an embroidered menorah worn by an internee at a displaced persons camp

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.11 a

Geography
use : displaced persons camp; Germany
Date
1946
Betar patch with an embroidered menorah worn by an internee at a displaced persons camp

Betar logo patch worn by an internee at a displaced persons camp

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.11 b

Geography
use : displaced persons camp; Germany
Date
1946
Betar logo patch worn by an internee at a displaced persons camp

Betar epaulet worn by an internee at a displaced persons camp

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.11 c

Geography
use : displaced persons camp; Germany
Date
1946
Betar epaulet worn by an internee at a displaced persons camp

Betar epaulet worn by an internee at a displaced persons camp

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.11 d

Geography
use : displaced persons camp; Germany
Date
1946
Betar epaulet worn by an internee at a displaced persons camp

Handkerchief embroidered with American flags given to an internee at a displaced persons camp by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.12

Geography
use : displaced persons camp; Germany
Date
1946
Handkerchief embroidered with American flags given to an internee at a displaced persons camp by a US soldier

Handmade linen band

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.13 a

Handmade linen band

Detached handmade linen pocket

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.13 b

Detached handmade linen pocket

White tablecloth with blue and yellow needlepoint flowers saved from the Eisiskes shtetl

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.14

Geography
use : Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Date
approximately 1945

White apron used prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.15

Geography
received : Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Date
approximately 1945
White apron used prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Small wallet handmade from red paper from the German occupation

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.16

Geography
use : Ejszyszki (Poland) (historic); Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Date
approximately 1945
Small wallet handmade from red paper from the German occupation

Cleaver used prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.17

Geography
use : Ejszyszki (Poland) (historic); Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Date
before 1941 September
Cleaver used prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Kitchen pestle used prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.18

Geography
use : Ejszyszki (Poland) (historic); Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Date
before 1941 September
Kitchen pestle used prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Fork used prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.19.1

Geography
use : Ejszyszki (Poland) (historic); Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Date
before 1941 September
Fork used prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Fork used prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.19.2

Geography
use : Ejszyszki (Poland) (historic); Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Date
before 1941 September
Fork used prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Spoon used prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.20

Geography
use : Ejszyszki (Poland) (historic); Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Date
before 1941 September
Spoon used prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Glass bottle handcrafted prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.21

Geography
use : Ejszyszki (Poland) (historic); Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Date
before 1941 September
Glass bottle handcrafted prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Loom shuttle used prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.22

Geography
use : Ejszyszki (Poland) (historic); Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Date
before 1941 September
Loom shuttle used prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Tambourine used by kindergartners prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.23

Geography
use : Ejszyszki (Poland) (historic); Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Date
before 1941 September
Tambourine used by kindergartners prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Cymbals used by kindergartners prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.24 a-b

Geography
use : Ejszyszki (Poland) (historic); Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Date
before 1941 September
Cymbals used by kindergartners prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Copper cooking pot used prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.25

Geography
use : Ejszyszki (Poland) (historic); Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Date
before 1941 September
Copper cooking pot used prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Green canvas knapsack taken from a German soldier by a partisan

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.26 a-c

Geography
use : Ejszyszki (Poland) (historic); Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Date
approximately 1941 September-1944
Green canvas knapsack taken from a German soldier by a partisan

Dental scaler used to sew up sacks of wheat, flour, and sugar by a Jewish family in prewar Eisiskes

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.27

Geography
use : Ejszyszki (Poland) (historic); Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Date
before 1941 September

Framed needlepoint tulips made prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.28

Geography
use : Ejszyszki (Poland) (historic); Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Date
before 1941 September
Framed needlepoint tulips made prewar in the Eisiskes shtetl

Pressed flowers saved from the Eisiskes shtetl

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.29

Geography
use : Ejszyszki (Poland) (historic); Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Date
before 1941 September

Pressed flowers saved from the Eisiskes shtetl

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.30

Geography
use : Ejszyszki (Poland) (historic); Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Date
approximately 1945

Jar of stones from the river near Eisiskes

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.31

Geography
use : Ejszyszki (Poland) (historic); Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Jar of stones from the river near Eisiskes

Jar containing wheat seeds from Eisiskes

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.32

Geography
use : Ejszyszki (Poland) (historic); Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Jar containing wheat seeds from Eisiskes

Jar containing rye seeds from Eisiskes

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.33

Geography
found : Ejszyszki (Poland) (historic); Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Jar containing rye seeds from Eisiskes

Jar containing rye seeds from Eisiskes

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.34

Geography
found : Ejszyszki (Poland) (historic); Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Jar containing rye seeds from Eisiskes

Jar containing barley seeds from Eisiskes

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.35

Geography
found : Ejszyszki (Poland) (historic); Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Jar containing barley seeds from Eisiskes

Jar containing horsefeed from Eisiskes

Object | Accession Number: 1992.169.36

Geography
found : Ejszyszki (Poland) (historic); Eisiskes (Lithuania)
Jar containing horsefeed from Eisiskes
 
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