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Marjan Glass’s Pants

Marjan Glass’s Pants

On September 7, 1939, Marjan Glass was wearing these pants while digging ditches in Warsaw to defend the city against the German invasion. —US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Wanda Glass

A taxi driver offered to drive Marjan east in exchange for money and fuel. Marjan and the taxi driver stopped at Marjan’s home to collect Marjan’s wife, son, mother-in-law, and brother-in-law. Hoping to get away as quickly as possible, Marjan did not bother to change out of his work clothes and wore these pants as he and his family escaped.