The necklace

In Attire

My great-grandmother gave up her religion for her and her family. Growing up durning World war two in Poland was hard for her because she was Jewish. During this time she had to hide who she truly was. As she got older and got married, she decided to raise my grandmother and my great-aunt in the Catholic religion, so they would not be treated different. As her kids got older enough, she wanted to move to the United States. However my grandmother and great-grandfather didn't. Over time my great-grandmother wore a gold necklace with the letter "H" for her name Halina. And as a kid I always loved it. So when she passed away after her 90th birthday the necklace was passed down to me. When wearing the necklace I always think about what she went through and how it made the woman I grow up looking up too.

Place(s): Poland
Year: 1967

– Mia Carter

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