Auction 42 - Rare and Important Items

Silver Goblet - Engraved Dedication by Dora Fuchs - Secretary of Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski – Lodz Ghetto, 1941

Opening: $5,000
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A small goblet with an engraved dedication written in Polish, by Dora Fuchs. Lodz Ghetto (Litzmannstadt) 1941. Silver (marked).
At the front of the goblet a dedication is engraved in Polish: " kochanemu samusiowi w dniu urodzin od Dory Fuchs" [to the dear Samush on your birthday, from Dora Fuchs]. A round frame with floral ornamentation circles the inscription. "Litzmannstadt Getto" is inscribed at the bottom, together with the date: 9.X.1941
Dora Fuchs, a native of Hannover, was the head secretary of Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski, chairman of the Judenrat in the Lodz Ghetto (served at this position until the elimination of the Ghetto). Dora's brother, Bernard Fuchs (1916-1998, after the war he immigrated to America and changed his name to Bert Fleming), was one of the main figures in the Judenrat and one of the executives in the department of employment at the Ghetto.
Fuchs' name is mentioned frequently in interviews with holocaust-survivors conducted by the Holocaust Museum in Washington. These interviews are transcribed and archived as part of the moseum's collection of recorded testimonies. In these Fuchs is described as a charismatic and dominant woman, who was envolved with all aspects of administration in the Ghetto.
Dora married the brother of Eric Yakobovitch (second in command to Rumkowski) after World War II. For more details please see the enclosed material.
Height: 7.5 cm. Base diameter: 5 cm.
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Rare and Important Items