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Charms made by Vapniarka prisoners

Object | Accession Number: 2019.183.4 a-c

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Handmade charms given as gift to Dr. Arthur Kessler, who was interned and worked at Vapniarka concentration camp in Transnistria. The charms (a handmade metal bucket and crutch on a fabric chain, plus an additional crutch), were made and given to him by prisoners at Vapniarka.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David Kessler

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Decorative Arts
    Category
    Handicrafts
    Physical Description
    Three metal charms, two of which, a bucket and crutch, are attached to a yarn chain (a). There is also a separate crutch charm (b) The charms are housed inside a cardboard box (c)
    Dimensions
    a: Height: 2.750 inches (6.985 cm) | Width: 1.380 inches (3.505 cm)
    b: Height: 1.130 inches (2.87 cm) | Width: 0.250 inches (0.635 cm)
    c: Height: 0.810 inches (2.057 cm) | Width: 2.000 inches (5.08 cm) | Depth: 1.380 inches (3.505 cm)
    Materials
    overall : leather, paper, metal, thread
    a : metal, yarn
    b : metal
    c : cardboard, pencil, paper

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The charms were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2019 by David Kessler, the son of Arthur Kessler.
    Record last modified:
    2022-08-15 09:23:20
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