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Leather briefcase used to hold family papers by Jewish refugees

Object | Accession Number: 2008.347.2

Briefcase used by Henry and Rose Basch when they lived as refugees in Shanghai, China. They used the valise to store documents related to their efforts to get family members out of Nazi-controlled Europe. Henry and Rose, originally from Poland, fled Germany to escape the antisemitic policies of the Nazi government, probably in the late 1930s.

Date
approximately 1938  (emigration)
Geography
use : Shanghai (China)
Language
English
Classification
Containers
Category
Luggage
Object Type
Briefcases (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eric Goldstein and Sonia Riegel
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:25:42
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