A life through a household inventory.

History of Sorts

All Holocaust stories are sad, even the stories of survival have elements of sadness in them. Because the survivors will have suffered physical and mental pain, and also coping with the loss of family and friends.

I came across a list of household inventory of goods that had belonged to Sara Dewijgaert-Blits. Sara was born on November 8,1868 in Amsterdam, and murdered on September 10 in Auschwitz, she was aged 73. The inventory list reflected her years alive, What makes it so sad is that all items are so recognizable, many we still use today. It is a life through the scope of a household inventory.

Bed/sitting room
small table with cloth
tea table with tea set
flower table (2)
sideboard
bookcase
cupboard
chair (2)
easy chair (3)
stool
standing table lamp (2)
fold-out bed with casing and curtains
bedding
cushion (4)
small table lamp (2)
electric hanging lamp
wall…

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