Otto Schick papers
Collection of documents, a passport, and photographs documenting the Holocaust-era experiences of Otto Schick, originally of Vienna, Austria.
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Susann Schick Cerruto
Record last modified: 2020-10-07 13:22:45
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Also in Otto Schick collection
The collection consists of a luggage tag, documents, and photographs relating to the experiences of Otto Schick and his family in Vienna, Austria, before and during the Holocaust and the experiences of Otto Schick in the United States following his emigration in 1940.
Leather luggage tag used by Otto Schick, 33, when he emigrated from Vienna, Austria, to United States in June 1940. He left by ship from Genoa, Italy, with three handmade trunks, but all the trunks, except one, were lost during the crossing. Otto worked as a metal worker in Vienna which was annexed by Nazi Germany in March 1938. Not long after this, he joined an underground vigilante resistance group whose ultimate goal was to assassinate Hitler. In June 1940, Otto received a visa and left for the US. His mother and sister were deported from Vienna to a concentration camp where they perished before they could join him. In January 1944, he enlisted in the US Army.