Leather briefcase used to hold family papers by Jewish refugees
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Eric Goldstein and Sonia Riegel
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.
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Also in Henry and Rose Basch collection
The collection consists of artifacts, documents, and photographs related to the experiences of Henry and Rose Basch as Jewish refugees in Shanghai, China, before, during, and after the Holocaust.
Consists of a collection of documents, letters, and photographs documenting the experiences of Henry and Rose Basch while fleeing Nazi occupied Europe to Shanghai, China as well as post-war documentation. Includes documents regarding refugees in Shanghai and their attempts to assist family members in Europe to immigrate. The refugees were cousins of the donor's wife.