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Handcrafted card with souvenir pendant attached

Object | Accession Number: 2018.126.24

Handcrafted card with color drawing of a bee on a flower. The verso is inscribed with a handwritten note in German from "Dagmar" and is dated 7.11.1949. The verso has a slot to which is attached a shield-shaped souvenir pendant or charm from Stuttgart hanging from a loop of black thread. The card with souvenir pendant is 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.

Decorative Arts
Object Type
Novelties (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Leon Segen
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:26:44
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