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Shoe worn by female prisoner in a concentration camp

Object | Accession Number: 1994.71.1

Shoe was worn by Lenke Keszler who was interned in a sub-camp of Riga. While Lenke was in Latvia, her foot became sore. She wrapped a blanket around her foot instead of wearing the shoe. Lenke was pulled away and killed in Latvia. Her daughter Clari saved the shoe and kept it while she was in hiding.

Date
approximately 1930-1940  (use)
Geography
use : Latvia
Classification
Dress Accessories
Category
Footwear
Object Type
Women's shoes (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Clari Levy
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:04:57
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