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School supply metal box inscibed in Yiddish

Object | Accession Number: 1999.333.1

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    School supply metal box inscibed in Yiddish

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    Brief Narrative
    Box, metal, empty, having once contained school supplies, sent to displaced persons camp Heidenheim in Germany by South African Jewish War Appeal. Box received and used by Irving Gersten in Heidenheim circa 1947. Adhered to inside cover is sheet of paper identifying donation of Miss Barbara Sapire of Yeoville, Johannesburg making it possible for South African Jewish War Appeal to forward box to DP camp. Box is green, cover and inside label in Hebrew, Yiddish and English.
    received:  approximately 1947
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Irving Gersten
    Subject: Irving Gersten

    Physical Details

    Yiddish English
    Metal containers
    Object Type
    Workboxes (aat)
    Physical Description
    Metal box painted green. The lid has 3 lines of Yiddish above a map of the lower portion of Africa painted in white. The map shows Rhodesia and the Union of South Africa, as well as the major cities. The right edge of the lid overlaps the right side of the box; the other 3 edges go inside the box. The lid is hinged at the left, with metal nails attaching it to the sides. The right edge of the lid has an indentation in the center to secure it against the side of the box. Inside the lid is a paper label adhered to the metal with text in English and Yiddish.
    overall: Height: 3.250 inches (8.255 cm) | Width: 10.000 inches (25.4 cm) | Depth: 8.000 inches (20.32 cm)
    overall : metal, paint, ink, paper, adhesive
    exterior top lid, offwhite paint : Yiddish text [To our Jewish brothers and sisters from the Jewish community of South Africa]

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    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    The school box was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1999 by Irving Gersten.
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    2023-09-21 12:52:57
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