Knapsack : woven, sewn, machine, perforated : green, brown, silver ; Ht: 59 cm x W: 58 cm
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Heavy weave, rectangle bag with 2 large pockets on the front panel and 2 shoulder straps attached to the back panel; each strap is connected at the top centre by a ring; they are adjustable by a buckle attaching through a perforated tab and fastenings at each bottom corner. The bag pulls close with a draw-string along the top opening; there is a rectangular flap (with rounded corners) that covers the opening, with a strap and buckle to keep it secure; each pocket are also closed using a strap and buckle. Narrative: According to info available, the knapsack was originally owned by Joseph Wyshynski, who was born in Lodz. His mother gave him this knapsack filled with clothes and food. In 1940-1941. He was sent by the Russian army to Siberia, where he met Helen Ackerman, the donor of this item. He eventually died in prison in Leningrad in 1944.