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Belt

Object | Accession Number: 2000.24.25

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    Belt

    Overview

    Date
    approximately 1939-1948
    Geography
    use: Shanghai (China)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eric Bergtraun
    Contributor
    Subject: Eric Bergtraun
    Biography
    Eric Bergtraun (1925-2008) was born Erich Maximilian Bergtraun in Vienna to Edmund Leon Bergtraun and Lilly Wagner Bergtraun. His family left Austria for Shanghai shortly after Kristallnacht in 1938 and was forced to live in the Hongkew Ghetto for three years as the war intensified. Eric was active in the underground British Boy Scouts and became Scout Master after the war. He immigrated to the United States in 1948, settled in San Francisco, and married Polly Bergtraun (nee Hertz).

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Classification
    Dress Accessories
    Category
    Belts (Clothing)
    Physical Description
    brown with silver buckle; one end has open circle with Chinese characters, the other has a sold circle with fleur-de-lis
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 1.750 inches (4.445 cm) | Width: 44.000 inches (111.76 cm)
    Materials
    overall : leather, metal

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The belt was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2000 by Eric Bergtraun.
    Record last modified:
    2023-09-21 13:30:51
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