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Pair of children's mittens

Object | Accession Number: 2018.126.5

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    Brief Narrative
    Pair of navy and white knit wool mittens with string keeping the mittens together. The mittens 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

    Dress Accessories
    Object Type
    Mittens (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Pair of navy and white knit wool mittens with string keeping the mittens together.
    overall: Height: 41.000 inches (104.14 cm) | Width: 3.500 inches (8.89 cm)
    overall : wool

    Rights & Restrictions

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    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    The mittens were was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2018 by the Estate of Leon Segen.
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    2022-07-28 20:13:53
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