Hand crafted miniature fowl made by Jewish refugees
Gift of Pauline M. Shook in memory of Vernon P. Shook
Id no. 263.92, Toy/game
Subject(s):  Poultry, Refugees
This chicken, made by Jewish refugees in a displaced persons (DP) camp in Milan, was given as gift to Vernon P. Shook, Director of the Welfare Program for the Italian Mission of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, or UNRRA.

UNRRA administered DP camps which sheltered thousands of refugees and survivors, providing them with food, clothing, and shelter. Handicrafts like these were sold by the people in DP camps in an effort to earn extra money. This chicken was given to Shook as a present for his daughter, Mary Susan.
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