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White handkerchief pouch with gnomes carried by a Kindertransport refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2006.492.8

Handkerchief holder carried by 10 year old Ina Felczer on the Kindertransport [Children's Transport] in 1939, when she escaped Germany for the United Kingdom. Before the war, Ina lived in Berlin with her parents, Victor and Hanna, Polish Jews who had lived in Berlin for over a decade. In 1938, her father was deported to Poland. Her mother arranged for Ina to escape on the Kindertransport. Three days later, her mother was arrested and deported to Poland. Both of Ina's parents perished in the Holocaust. Ina lived in England during the war. In 1945, she was able to emigrate to the United States and to join her aunt in New Jersey.

Date
1939-1945  (use)
1939  (emigration)
Geography
use : Great Britain
Classification
Containers
Category
Cases
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ina Felczer
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:22:16
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