Shoe Museum

Gisele Friedman's shoes

August 24, 2016

IWM EPH 7050_sized (1)” … A particularly powerful acquisition was a pair of shoes worn on a death march in 1945. They had been owned by Gisele Friedman, who had been deported to Auschwitz where, as well as enduring selections and forced labour, she had been the victim of medical experiments. Friedman ended her days in France, where she entrusted the relics of her wartime ordeal to an English friend. A decade after her death, the friend approached us – seeking a permanent home for what she knew to be historically important items..” (Read full article here)

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