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OBJECT OF THE MONTH – May 2005


Pendant with engraved letters “EHA” (at Spanish Synagogue)

Transport “Be” left the Terezín ghetto on 1 September 1942, destined for a small station in Raasiku, Estonia. Immediately upon arrival, most of the deportees were taken away to Kalevi Liiva, where all the men, women and children were forced to undress and to hand over all valuables. They were then shot and pushed into freshly dug mass graves.
Of the thousand Jewish prisoners, the only ones to survive were a small group of young women. They were helped by fortune, chance and, above all, friendship and mutual care. One such group of women was known as EHASIKU, which was an abbreviation of their names. Miraculously, one of these women managed to smuggle this pendant through all the concentration camps.

 

 

 


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