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Parker Lucky Curve duofold fountain pen used in the Warsaw ghetto

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Orange plastic fountain pen owned by Irena Ehrlich vel Sluszny that originally belonged to her father, Seweryn, who was killed at age 39, during the Warsaw ghetto uprising in April 1943. Irena, her parents, Felicia and Seweryn, and younger sister, Danuta, were confined to the Warsaw ghetto in 1940. In March 1943, 19 year old Irena escaped to the Christian sector of Warsaw. April 1943 brought the Warsaw ghetto uprising and its violent suppression by the Germans, with mass deportations of all Jews in Warsaw and the annihilation of the ghetto. Her mother and 14 year old sister escaped and were hidden for the rest of the war by Juana Dylag. Irena was deported to a slave labor camp in Berlin. Felicia, Danuta, and Irena were reunited in Warsaw after the war. From 1945-1947, they were in the Bindermichl displaced persons camp in Linz, Austria. They emigrated to the United States on the SS Marine Perch in 1947.

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  • Title: Parker Lucky Curve duofold fountain pen used in the Warsaw ghetto
  • Provenance: The pen was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2008 by Irena Urdang de Tour, the daughter of Felicia and Seweryn Ehrlich vel Sluszny.
  • Subject Keywords: Jewish families--Poland--Warsaw--Biography. Jewish refugees--Austria--Linz--Biography. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland--Personal narratives. Slave labor--Germany--Berlin--Biography. World War, 1939-1945--Jews--Rescue--Personal narratives. World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--Austria--Personal narratives.
  • Type: Office Equipment and Supplies
  • Rights: Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Plastic, burnt orange, fountain pen with a black tapered end. The removable cap has 2 air holes and a gold metal clip.

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