Handkerchief embroidered by Zuzana Hojtasova as a child for her mother
Gift of Milton and Gita Kaufman and Howard and Sue Pinsky
Id no. 1784.91, Textile, Czech
Created by:  Zuzana Hojtasova
Subject(s):  Children
Zuzana Hojtas embroidered this handkerchief for her mother Gertrude during their internment in the Terezin ghetto.

Zuzana was born to Gertrude and Emil Hojtas in 1935. She and her sister Gita (b. 1932) grew up in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Emil emigrated before Germany invaded in 1939, but he was unable to take the rest of the family with him.

Gertrude, Gita, and Zuzana were deported to Terezin in 1942. Despite the harsh conditions there, they survived and were reunited with Emil in Czechoslovakia. The family immigrated to the US in 1948.
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