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The Evening Gown

Artifacts Unpacked Video Series

Lilly Joseph’s evening gown represents a moment of hope for refugees who sought safety during the Holocaust. She wore it to a celebration after she and other passengers aboard the MS St. Louis learned they would not be sent back to Nazi Germany.

Learn more about her story and how she and her husband, Josef, tried to protect their daughter, Liesl.

About the Artifacts

Artifacts shown in the video were donated to the Museum by Liesl Joseph Loeb. Explore the Liesl Joseph Loeb collection