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Frank Meissner family collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of artifacts and a prayer book relating to the experiences of Franz Meissner and his family in Czechoslovakia before and during the Holocaust, and of Franz's experiences after escaping to Denmark, then Sweden, and Great Britain, where he joined the Royal Air Force, for the duration of World War II.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2009 by Margit Meissner, the widow of Frank Meissner.
Date
approximately 1939-1946
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Striped silk tallit, green velvet bag and white liner used by a Czech Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2009.147.1 a-c

Geography
received : Trest (Czech Republic)
Date
1939 October  (emigration)
Striped silk tallit, green velvet bag and white liner used by a Czech Jewish refugee

Pair of tefillin with an embroidered green velvet bag used by a Czech Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2009.147.2 a-c

Geography
received : Trest (Czech Republic)
Date
1939 October  (emigration)
Pair of tefillin with an embroidered green velvet bag used by a Czech Jewish refugee

Blue striped tallit with embroidered Hebrew text used by a Czech Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2009.147.4

Geography
use : United States
Date
1939 October  (emigration)

Red and black plastic cigarette holder used by a Czech Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2009.147.5

Geography
use : Denmark
Date
1939 October  (emigration)
Red and black plastic cigarette holder used by a Czech Jewish refugee

Belt for a kittel [ceremonial robe] saved by a Czech Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2009.147.6

Geography
received : Trest (Czech Republic)
Date
1939 October  (emigration)
Belt for a kittel [ceremonial robe] saved by a Czech Jewish refugee
 
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