Robert and Alice Plocki, a German Jewish couple, lived in Berlin where Robert manufactured women's dresses. Alice wore this cream silk wedding dress in the early 1930s. After Alice's parents were removed from their home, a neighbor retrieved a trunk that contained Alice’s wedding dress, trousseau, and other linens.
Alice and Robert were deported from Berlin to the Riga ghetto in German-occupied Latvia. All 1,053 deportees from their train, including Alice and Robert, were killed shortly after arrival.
Alice’s older brother, Walter, had immigrated to the United States in 1938. Walter was contacted in the 1950s by the neighbor from Germany who still had the trunk. The neighbor shipped the trunk to him in Ohio during the 1950s.
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