Miniature tea set, crocheted from electric wire by Genia Blumberg
Id no. 723.89, Other
Genia Blumberg, born in Vilna, Poland in 1923, crafted this tea set from electrical wire while she was a prisoner in a concentration camp near Magdeburg, Germany. She secretly worked on crafting wire objects like this one at night, using material stolen from the factory in which she worked. She gave them to fellow inmates as gifts, or traded them in exchange for extra rations. Genia began making wire objects in the Kaiserwald concentration camp, and continued making them even after the war. She met David Goldberg in the Hillersleben Displaced Persons camp after the war. They moved to Belgium in the summer of 1945, married January 16, 1946, and then settled in the U.S. in 1956.
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