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Brown cloth pouch with leather belt used by a Polish Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2013.178.4

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    Brief Narrative
    Brown cloth pouch with a separate belt owned by Yuda (Ido) Kornmann, a Jewish man from Sokal, Poland, who survived the Holocaust with his wife Hela and young daughter Regina. Nazi Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939. Three weeks later, the Soviet Union invaded from the east. Sokal was in eastern Poland (later Ukraine) and was occupied by the Soviet Union. When Germany attacked the Soviet Union in June 1941, the town was overrun by German troops on June 23. Most of Ido’s relatives and the Jewish population of Sokal were deported to Belzec killing center in 1942. After the war ended in May 1945, Ido, Hela, and Regina presumably lived as displaced persons in Germany near Foehrenwald. The family, now including two young sons, emigrated to the United States in 1950.
    emigration:  1950 January
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Henry and Shelley Kornman

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Fanny packs (aat)
    Physical Description
    Brown, semicircular, cotton pouch with dark green side panels and a large oval front flap closure sewn to the upper back. A 7 inch, light brown, canvas strap with a metal end clip is fastened to the flap. The flap seam is overlaid with a section of dark brown cloth, with small holes from a ripped out seam. The flap interior is lined with textured light brown cloth. The front and back pouch interior is lined with treated red cloth over light brown cloth with unlined sides. The red cloth lining is detaching and the cloth is stained. A brown leather belt with 17 holes, a metal buckle, and leather band is looped around the pouch and basted to the end of the cloth strap.
    overall: Height: 6.750 inches (17.145 cm) | Width: 10.250 inches (26.035 cm)
    overall : cloth, leather, metal, thread

    Rights & Restrictions

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

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    Administrative Notes

    The pouch was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2013 by Henry and Shelley Kornman, the son and daughter-in-law of Julius Kornman.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2022-08-15 10:05:40
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