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A Symbol of Hope: Louise-Lawrence Israëls’s Chair


Louise Lawrence-Israëls spent her early years in hiding in Amsterdam, where her parents tried to give her and her brother a normal upbringing despite the circumstances. The doll’s chair she received for her second birthday became a symbol of her family’s survival. In this episode of Curators Corner, Louise, a volunteer at the Museum, narrates the story behind the chair with curator Susan Snyder.

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