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Beatrice Muchman collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The Beatrice Muchman collection includes a Kippah, a tallit, a set of tefillin and two storage bags, a miniature Torah scroll, and a copy of Der Struwwelpeter as well as biographical materials, correspondence, diary and poetry books, a memoir, photographs, and a prayer book documenting the Westheimer family of Berlin, their flight to Brussels, Beatrix Westheimer’s survival in hiding in Ottignies, her parents’ deportations to Auschwitz and deaths, and her immigration to the United States to rejoin her surviving relatives.
Provenance
Beatrice Muchman donated the Beatrice Muchman collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012, and 2013.
Date
approximately 1900-1999
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Beatrice Muchman papers

Document | Accession Number: 1998.A.0269.1

Date
approximately 1900-1999  (inclusive)
Beatrice Muchman papers

Kippah buried for safekeeping while the owner lived in hiding

Object | Accession Number: 2007.471.1

Geography
recovery : buried for safekeeping; Brussels (Belgium)
Date
before 1932  (use)
after 1944 December  (recovered)
Kippah buried for safekeeping while the owner lived in hiding

Black velvet embroidered tefillin bag buried for safekeeping while owner in hiding

Object | Accession Number: 2007.471.2

Geography
recovery : buried for safekeeping; Brussels (Belgium)
Date
before 1932  (use)
after 1944 December  (recovered)
Black velvet embroidered tefillin bag buried for safekeeping while owner in hiding

Green velvet monogrammed tallit pouch buried for safekeeping while owner in hiding

Object | Accession Number: 2007.471.3

Geography
recovery : buried for safekeeping; Brussels (Belgium)
Date
before 1932  (use)
after 1944 December  (recovered)
Green velvet monogrammed tallit pouch buried for safekeeping while owner in hiding

Tallit with dark blue stripes on each end buried for safekeeping

Object | Accession Number: 2007.471.4

Geography
recovery : buried for safekeeping; Brussels (Belgium)
Date
before 1932  (use)
after 1944 December  (recovered)
Tallit with dark blue stripes on each end buried for safekeeping

Set of tefillin buried for safekeeping while the owner lived in hiding

Object | Accession Number: 2007.471.5 a-b

Geography
recovery : buried for safekeeping; Brussels (Belgium)
Date
before 1932  (use)
after 1944 December  (recovered)
Set of tefillin buried for safekeeping while the owner lived in hiding

Miniature Torah scroll

Publication | Accession Number: 2007.471.6

Date
1932  (use)
1945  (found)

Der Struwwelpeter

Publication | Accession Number: 2009.313.1

 
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