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Edward Smolarz collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of a handmade belt and a tefillin set and pouch relating to the experiences of Idek (later Edward) Smolarz during the Holocaust in Auschwitz I concentration camp and after the Holocaust in Wels, Austria.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1993 by Edward Smolarz.
Date
1944-1945
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Embroidered brown tefillin bag used by a Jewish Polish man

Object | Accession Number: 1993.156.1.1

Geography
use: Czechoslovakia
received: Wels (Austria)
Date
received:  after 1945 May
Embroidered brown tefillin bag used by a Jewish Polish man

Hand tefillin worn by a Polish Jewish man

Object | Accession Number: 1993.156.1.2 a-b

Geography
use: Czechoslovakia
received: Wels (Austria)
Date
received:  after 1945 May
Hand tefillin worn by a Polish Jewish man

Head tefillin worn by a Polish Jewish man

Object | Accession Number: 1993.156.1.3 a-b

Geography
use: Czechoslovakia
received: Wels (Austria)
Date
received:  after 1945 May
Head tefillin worn by a Polish Jewish man

Brown leather belt secretly made by a Polish Jewish concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1993.156.2 a-b

Geography
creation: Auschwitz I (Concentration camp); Oswiecim (Poland)
use: Sosnowiec (Concentration camp); Sosnowiec (Województwo Śląskie, Poland)
use: Mauthausen (Concentration Camp); Mauthausen (Austria)
use: Wien-Hinterbruhl (Concentration camp); Hinterbruhl (Austria)
use: Gunskirchen (Concentration camp); Gunskirchen (Austria)
Date
creation:  approximately 1944 January-1944 March
use:  approximately 1944 January-1945 May
Brown leather belt secretly made by a Polish Jewish concentration camp inmate
 
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