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Knit baby shorts with suspenders

Object | Accession Number: 2018.126.13

Red knit shorts with suspenders. A label reading "Benger-Ribana" is sewn onto the back of the shorts, and there is a patch with the letter "R" sewn onto the front of the shorts. The built-in suspenders are decorated with multicolored embroidered polka dots. The shorts 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.

Classification
Clothing and Dress
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Leon Segen
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:27:04
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