Playing card made by Rose Silberberg in hiding in chicken coop
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Gift of Rose Skier, Yaffa Eliach Collection donated by the Center for Holocaust Studies
Id no. 5046.89, Toy/game
Created by:  Rose Silberberg
Rose Silberberg (born Jaworzno, Poland in 1934) and her younger sister made playing cards from torn up cigarette boxes and cartons while hiding in a chicken coop in 1943. There were up to sixteen people at different times hidden in the chicken coop belonging to Mrs. Chicha, a Lithuanian Christian. Her father made the coop more liveable and built a bunker underneath. The cards were found after the war.

Discover more about this artifact and other stories from the Museum?s collection in, ?To Life: 36 Stories of Memory and Hope?
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