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Invitation card to a Gala Concert to aid Danish refugees in Sweden

Object | Accession Number: 1990.302.1 b

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    Brief Narrative
    Invitation Card to a Gala Concert to aid the Danish Refugees in Sweden at the Metropolitan Opera House held on Thursday evening, February 17th, 1944. Lists participating artists, prices, special guests, contact for tickets. "There are about 11,000 Danish Refugees in Sweden who have fled Gestapo terror, they must be fed, clothed, housed until Denmark is free again. Denmark is not yet in the Nation-wide National War Fund Drive, as this unfortunately was closed before the latest tragedy to our country occurred, therefore this Benefit Concert has been arranged by Lauritz Melchior to help relieve the suffering of his countrymen. Please help by attending." The card was received by Dr. Guillermo Seville Sacasa, a(former Nicaraguan ambassador to the US, in 1944. It was recovered from the Nicaraguan embassy in 1979.
    received:  1944 February 17
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ellis D. Gordon

    Physical Details

    Information Forms
    overall: Height: 6.125 inches (15.558 cm) | Width: 8.750 inches (22.225 cm)
    overall : paper, ink, adhesive

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    Administrative Notes

    The invitation card was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1990 by Ellis D. Gordon.
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    2023-05-11 15:22:47
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