Posts tagged Jewish Objects

Object Biographies: Fascinating letter via the USHMM

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has a wall calendar called "Everyday Object: Enduring Legacies" which features a range of objects including cameras, headphones, shoes etc that have a connection to the Holocaust and a story to tell.

This piece of paper has two letters, one from a Jewish man being deported in a cramped railway car, the other from the railway worker who found the letter on the side of the tracks and forwarded it to the man’s wife. Click the link for the full translation and further discussion, including a video of the curator talking about the object.