Before immigrating to the United States, Holocaust survivor Margret Hantman wore an American flag costume for a performance in a displaced persons camp.
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Each artifact in our collection has a story to tell. The Artifacts Unpacked video series takes you behind the scenes to learn about the objects the Museum protects and how they keep alive the memory and experiences of victims and witnesses of the Holocaust.
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While living in hiding in Nazi-occupied France, Simon Jeruchim turned to art to provide a respite from his loneliness.
Otto Feuer’s prisoner clothing helps tell his story of being persecuted for being Jewish. The garments also speak to his resilience after liberation.
The Holocaust had taken a heavy toll on Ruth Hendel’s family and on her childhood. So when they arrived in the United States in 1944, nine-year-old Ruth embraced going to school and joining the Girl Scouts.
As a teenager, Fritz Gluckstein was forced to start wearing a yellow Star of David badge in Nazi Berlin. It was a measure designed to segregate and humiliate Jews.
When it was time to go back to school for second grade, Yoka Verdoner found out the Nazis excluded Jewish children from public schools in German-occupied Netherlands.
How did a boy's stuffed animal help the Butzke family escape Nazi persecution and start a new life in the United States?
The parents of seven-year-old Leo Melamed fought for his education to continue, even when their future was uncertain.
US Army Medic Eldon G. Nicholas found a way to bring joy to children in the Vittel internment camp in France.
After surviving the Holocaust, Louis de Groot retrieved film footage his father had taken of their family before they separated and went into hiding.