Flower pendant made in Terezin for Ghita Hojtasova
Gift of Milton and Gita Kaufman and Howard and Sue Pinsky
Id no. 1322.91, Jewelry
This hand-made necklace was given to Gita Hojtas while she was interned in the Terezin ghetto. It features a flower with the transport number that brought Gita to the ghetto?AAL 409.

Gita was born to Gertrude and Emil Hojtas in 1932. Her sister Zuzana was born in 1935 and the family lived 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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