Museum exhibit /Vase and glass belonging to a family of special settlers
The vase and the glass belonged to a family of German Special Settlers – the Weber-Schűler family – who were exiled to the Iurga Region of Kemerovo oblast’. The items were given to the Iurga Municipal Local History Museum in 2005 on the occasion of an exhibition called “Nemtsy v Sibiri: stroitel’stvo goroda Iurgi i sud’by spetsposelentsev” [“The Germans in Siberia: the Building of the Town of Iurga and the Fate of the Special Settlers”] (Photo 04.07.2005). 
 
 
 
 
Date of acquisition2005
 
Types of exhibitsMuseum exhibits/Objects/
 
Thematic indexDeportation
 
Thematic indexInternal Exile and Special Settlements
 
Thematic indexLife in Captivity/
 
Thematic index"Peaceful Life"
 
Date and place of creationbefore 1941.
 
MaterialsGlass
 
Description of exhibitA vase made out of thick, transparent glass. Its inner surface is covered in green paint. It is shaped like a tall, narrow, hollow tetrahedron, slightly wider towards the top. Towards the bottom it broadens out significantly, to form the base of the vase. The outer surface of the vase is decorated with outlines of leaves, painted in light-coloured ochre. The glass is transparent and made in one piece. Its inners surface is coated with metallic paint.
 
State of preservationWithout deformities. The paint on the inner surface of the glass has partially peeled.
 
Detailed annotationThe vase and the glass belonged to the family of Ira [sic, in the documents!) Andreevna Schűler (nee Weber, born 1936). The Weber and Schűler families were exiled in 1941 from the Eisk region, Krasnodarsk province, to a special settlement in the Iurga region of Kemerovo oblast’ by the Decree issued by the USSR State Committee for Defence (GOKO USSR) on 21.09.1941 (on the grounds of their nationality). The vase and the glass, together with other personal items, were taken into exile. To which family – the Webers or the Schűlers – the objects belonged by 1941, has not been established. Ira Andreevna (born 1936) was a child when they were exiled and the things could have been given to her either by her mother –Elizaveta Mikhailovna Weber – or by her husband’s family (the husband’s name is not known). The objects were given to the Museum in 2005 for an exhibition entitled “Nemtsy v Sibiri: stroitel’stvo goroda Iurgi i sud’by spetsposelentsev” [“The Germans in Siberia: the Building of the Town of Iurga and the Fate of the Special Settlers”]. Before they were given to the Museum, the items were kept in the family collection of I.A. Schűler.
 
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Museum exhibit /Vase and glass belonging to a family of special settlers