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Black layered evening dress brought to Palestine from prewar Poland

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Black evening dress owned by Ella Brecher Lieberman when she emigrated with her husband and 9 year old daughter, Hanna, from Stanislawow, Poland (Sasiv, Ukraine), to Palestine in 1939.

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  • Title: Black layered evening dress brought to Palestine from prewar Poland
  • Location: Palestine--Emigration and immigration. Poland--Emigration and immigration.
  • Provenance: The dress was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2009 by Hanna Levi, the daughter of Ella Brecher Lieberman.
  • Subject Keywords: Jewish families--Poland. Jews--Poland--History--20th century.
  • Type: Clothing and Dress
  • Rights: Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Black, short-sleeved dress that falls below the knee. It has a bow collar with a key hole opening. The shoulders come to a sharp point, with smocking at the seams. There is a smocked section at the waist with a thread belt loops. A silver-colored metal zipper, approximately 10 inches long, is at the left waist. The skirt becomes two layers at the waist, with a straight pencil inner skirt. The overskirt starts at the left front waist band and ends on the back right seam. The front over-skirt is edged with a thick, black lace border, with decorative embroidery. The lace border continues up the left side to the waistline, where the overskirt pleats and drapes. There is a triangular pocket on the middle right side of the overskirt, with a weight sewn inside. The back is undecorated, with two sets of waist darts. A tag inside the neck has text in English, with a design of a purple dress form over a green background.

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