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Jenny, Clara and Max: 1950s

Jenny, Clara and Max: 1950s

Clara survived Theresienstadt and was located by the husband of one of Max’s daughters who went to Europe after the war to find her and bring her to the USA. Here she stands between Jenny (my father’s mother) and her brother Max (who was last seen in a sailor suit posed with a hoop). The exact year of this picture is unknown. I only know that Jenny died in 1959.

Clara came to the USA with her most prized possession: a turn of the century motoring blanket made of horse hair (or some equally scratchy animal fiber) and full of holes. Lap-sized, with an animal spot design, it was truly a wretched object. But to have any personal possession in a concentration camp was precious. My family still has her blanket. View full size.

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