Marriage Ring from 1940s Hungary

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Archived by: Lotte Brewer

Creator: Unknown Jeweler

Date Created: Between 1925-1930

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Context: This was my great grandmother (Rosie Tauber Morton)’s wedding ring. She and her husband, Tibor Morton were jews living in Budapest, Hungary in the 1930s and early 1940s during the holocaust. Their family, which includes Joseph Morton, my recently deceased grandfather, were finally able to escape Hungary in 1944 and immigrated to Rochester, NY. There were very few things they were able to bring with them, and one of those things was this ring, that was sewn into lining of Rosie’s coat.
Relevance: I received this ring on my sixteenth birthday from my mom who received it on hers. While this ring is worthy of being in an archive because of its time period, place of origin, and circumstances surrounding the holocaust, it also a symbol of continuity, resistance, and graciousness in my own family tree.

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