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Menachem and Ita Blinbaum Konkowski families collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of a Star of David badge, armbands, medals, a ribbon bar, cufflinks, certificates, correspondence, documents, photographs, and testimonies relating to the experiences of Menachem and Ita Blinbaum Konkowski and their families before the war in Poland, in the Jewish resistance and in hiding in Belgium during the war, and supporting the Jewish underground army in Palestine after the war.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2012 and 2013 by Claudine Davison and Renée Alalouf, the daughters, and Diane Leigh Davison, the granddaughter, of Menachem and Ita Blinbaum Konkowski.
Date
approximately 1900-approximately 1960
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Konkowski and Blinbaum families papers

Document | Accession Number: 2012.473.1

Date
inclusive:  circa 1900-1960
Konkowski and Blinbaum families papers

Yellow Star of David badge worn by a Belgian Jew

Object | Accession Number: 2012.473.2

Geography
use: Brussels (Belgium)
Date
use:  1942-1944

Belgian Nationalist Movement patch with an embroidered lion emblem worn by a Jewish resistance fighter

Object | Accession Number: 2012.473.3

Geography
use: Brussels (Belgium)
Date
use:  approximately 1942-1944

Commemorative armband resembling the Belgian flag worn by a Jewish resistance fighter

Object | Accession Number: 2012.473.4

Geography
use: Brussels (Belgium)
Date
commemoration:  1957 July 21-1957 July 28

Belgian Nationalist Movement armband with an attached ribbon, BNB patch and star pin worn by a Jewish resistance fighter

Object | Accession Number: 2012.473.5

Geography
use: Brussels (Belgium)
Date
use:  approximately 1942-1944

Belgian Nationalist Movement armband stencilled M.N.B. issued to a Jewish resistance fighter

Object | Accession Number: 2012.473.6

Geography
received: Brussels (Belgium)
Date
received:  approximately 1942-1944

Pair of pinwheel shaped cuff links with ribbon covering owned by a Jewish resistance fighter

Object | Accession Number: 2012.473.7 a-c

Geography
use: Brussels (Belgium)
Date
use:  after 1945

Single pinwheel shaped cuff link with ribbon covering owned by a Jewish resistance fighter

Object | Accession Number: 2012.473.8

Geography
manufacture: France
Date
use:  after 1945

Belgian Nationalist Movement enamel buttonhole pin with the golden lion emblem worn by a Jewish resistance fighter

Object | Accession Number: 2012.473.9

Geography
use: Brussels (Belgium)
Date
use:  1942-1944

Medal of Remembrance of the War 1940- 1945, ribbon, and box awarded to a Belgian Jewish resistance fighter

Object | Accession Number: 2012.473.10 a-d

Geography
manufacture: Brussels (Belgium)
issue: Brussels (Belgium)
Date
commemoration:  1940-1945

Polish Organization for the Struggle for Independence medal, ribbon and box awarded to a Jewish member of the Belgian resistance

Object | Accession Number: 2012.473.11 a-d

Geography
manufacture: Brussels (Belgium)
issue: Warsaw (Poland)
Date
commemoration:  1939-1945

Medal of the Belgian Nationalist Movement 1940-1945, ribbon and box awarded to a Belgian Jewish resistance fighter

Object | Accession Number: 2012.473.12 a-d

Geography
issue: Brussels (Belgium)
manufacture: Brussels (Belgium)
Date
commemoration:  1940-1945

Belgian Medal of the Armed Resistance 1940-1945, ribbon and box awarded to a Belgian Jewish resistance fighter

Object | Accession Number: 2012.473.13 a-d

Geography
manufacture: Brussels (Belgium)
issue: Brussels (Belgium)
Date
commemoration:  1940-1945

Haganah War Ribbon bar awarded to a Belgian Jewish resistance fighter for his postwar support in Palestine

Object | Accession Number: 2012.473.14

Geography
issue: Israel
Date
issue:  1958-1966
commemoration:  1920-1948
Haganah War Ribbon bar awarded to a Belgian Jewish resistance fighter for his postwar support in Palestine
 
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