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Pair of children's boots

Object | Accession Number: 2018.126.2 a-b

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Pair of children's ankle boots. Fabric upper with brown and tan checkered pattern. Metal fastener holds each shoe onto foot. Leather trim on toe. The boots are part of a collection illustrating the experiences of Moses Segen (b. 1914 in Radom, Poland) and Berta (nee Silberbusch, b. 1920 in Borczow, Poland) and their son Leon who was born in 1948 in Stuttgart, Germany. Family lived in Ludwigsburg resettlement camp near Stuttgart. Moses was interned in the Radom Ghetto from 1941 to 1943 at which time he fled. Berta, or Betka was interned in the Borczow Ghetto from 1941-1943 at which time she fled. They were both separately liberated in May 1945, moved to displaced persons camp, married and gave birth to Leon, then immigrated to the United States.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Leon Segen

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Dress Accessories
    Category
    Footwear
    Physical Description
    Pair of children's boots. Fabric upper with brown and tan checkered pattern. Metal fastener holds each shoe onto foot. Leather trim on toe.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 3.750 inches (9.525 cm) | Width: 2.380 inches (6.045 cm) | Depth: 5.750 inches (14.605 cm)
    Materials
    overall : wool, cloth, leather, metal

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The boots were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2018 by the Estate of Leon Segen.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 20:13:53
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