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Gold pendant with the initials of a girl and her parents from her aunt 2003.32.1 front

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Gold pendant sent by Inda Leah Lypski to her 8 year old niece Rose Mary Stine in Indiana for the occasion of Rose Mary’s brother’s bar mitzvah in 1923. The pendant is engraved with the initials of Rose Mary, her father Jacob, and her mother Fanny, Inda’s sister who left Russia for America in 1907. Inda and her husband Aaron owned a jewelry store in Warsaw, Poland. On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland and, in October 1940, established the Warsaw ghetto. Inda died in the ghetto in 1940. Inda’s family and her sister Pesza also perished in the ghetto.

Gold pendant sent by Inda Leah Lypski to her 8 year old niece Rose Mary Stine in Indiana for the occasion of Rose Mary’s brother’s bar mitzvah in 1923. The pendant is engraved with the initials of Rose Mary, her father Jacob, and her mother Fanny, Inda’s sister who left Russia for America in 1907. Inda and her husband Aaron owned a jewelry store in Warsaw, Poland. On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland and, in October 1940, established the Warsaw ghetto. Inda died in the ghetto in 1940. Inda’s family and her sister Pesza also perished in the ghetto.

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  • Title: Gold pendant with the initials of a girl and her parents from her aunt 2003.32.1 front
  • Location: Emigration and immigration--United States--20th century. Emigration and immigration--Russia--20th century., Emigration and immigration--United States--20th century. Emigration and immigration--Russia--20th century.
  • Provenance: The pendant was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2003 by Rosemarie Stine Mendelsohn, the niece of Inda Leah Lypski., The pendant was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2003 by Rosemarie Stine Mendelsohn, the niece of Inda Leah Lypski.
  • Subject Keywords: Jews--Indiana--History--20th century. Jews--Poland--Warsaw--History--20th century. Jews--Social life and customs--History--20th century., Jews--Indiana--History--20th century. Jews--Poland--Warsaw--History--20th century. Jews--Social life and customs--History--20th century.
  • Type: Jewelry, Jewelry
  • Rights: Permanent Collection, Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Small, flat, circular, gold pendant, probably 14 carat, 0.750 inches in diameter, engraved with stylized intertwined initials: J, F, and RMS. In the upper center, 2 small glass gems are inserted into pronged settings, pink on top and blue on the bottom. The back has 2 small rivet holes for the gem settings and stamped hallmarks. There is a bail at the top with a gold colored jump ring, with a small gold colored safety pin attached., Small, flat, circular, gold pendant, probably 14 carat, 0.750 inches in diameter, engraved with stylized intertwined initials: J, F, and RMS. In the upper center, 2 small glass gems are inserted into pronged settings, pink on top and blue on the bottom. The back has 2 small rivet holes for the gem settings and stamped hallmarks. There is a bail at the top with a gold colored jump ring, with a small gold colored safety pin attached.

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