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Leather luggage tag used by an Austrian Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2007.488.2

Leather luggage tag used by Otto Schick, 23, 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.

Date
1940 June  (emigration)
Geography
emigration : Conte de Savoia (Ship); Vienna (Austria)
Language
English
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Labels
Object Type
Luggage tags (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Susann Schick Cerruto
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:05:49
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