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Black metal typewriter with case used by a Hungarian rescuer to forge documents

Object | Accession Number: 1990.213.1 a-b

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    Black metal typewriter with case used by a Hungarian rescuer to forge documents

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Typewriter used by Eugenia Szamosi at the children's home at 90 Dob Street in Budapest, Hungary. The typewriter was used to type Hungarian Schutzpasses and lists of people to be saved from the transports. One of her belongings when she emigrated in 1949 to Haifa, Israel.
    Date
    use:  1944 October-1944 December
    Geography
    use: children's home; Budapest (Hungary)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eugenia Szamosi
    Contributor
    Subject: Eugenia Szamosi
    Biography
    Eugenia Blau Szamosi was born in the Transylvania region of Romania, in 1914. She was educated in Budapest, Hungary, where she met Lazlo Szamosi in 1939. Eugenia and Lazlo married in 1941. By the time the Germans took over power in Ocober 1943 in Hungary, Eugenia and her husband were active in the resistance in Budapest. She worked with the International Red Cross, and later with the Spanish Consulate, forging papers that would protect Jews from deportation. She and her husband were assisted in these efforts by both Giorgio Perlasca and Raoul Wallenberg.

    Physical Details

    Object Type
    Typewriters (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    a. Ttypewriter
    b. Case
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 11.250 inches (28.575 cm) | Width: 10.250 inches (26.035 cm) | Depth: 5.250 inches (13.335 cm)
    Materials
    a : metal, plastic, enamel, paper, ink
    b : wood, metal, cloth, adhesive, leather

    Rights & Restrictions

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

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The typewriter was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1990 by Eugenia Szamosi.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:21:20
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