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Pair of espadrilles used as part of a disguise by anti-fascist refugees fleeing France

Object | Accession Number: 1993.10.1 a-b

Espadrilles used as part of a disguise by anti-fascist refugees fleeing France. The town of Banyuls, France, was the beginning of an escape route for refugees fleeing France. The refugees fled on foot over the Pyrenees dressed in the costumes of the local peasants who wore such espadrilles.

Date
approximately 1940-1949
Classification
Dress Accessories
Category
Footwear
Object Type
Espadrilles (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Henri Bernollin
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:24
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