Romper worn by Jacqueline Mendels, age 6, when the family went into hiding in 1941 during the German occupation of France. Jacqueline, her older sister, Manuela, age 8, and their parents, Ellen and Frits Mendels, fled German-occupied Paris in 1942. They were French Jewish citizens who had to abandon their home and assume false identities. They found a safe place to live in hiding in the southern French village of Le Got. A son, Franklin, was born during this time. After the war ended in 1944, the family returned to Paris.