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Decorated porcelain teacup saved by a German Jewish prewar refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2008.204.2

Teacup brought with Gertrude Wiesenthal when she escaped from Nazi Germany to the United States in March 1939. The Nazi government and their anti-Jewish policies made it very difficult for Jews to live safely in Germany. Not long after Hitler came to power in 1933, Gertrude's husband, Fritz, began planning to relocate his family to another country. In 1938, Fritz left for the United States in order to make living arrangements for his wife, his two daughters, 17 year old Illa, and 8 year old Nellie, and his mother, Ernestine. He sent for Illa that fall and Nellie and her mother arrived by the spring of 1939. His mother escaped to England in 1939 and reached the US in 1942.

1939 March  (emigration)
received : Berlin (Germany)
Household Utensils
Object Type
Teacups (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Nellie Fink
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:07:05
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