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Rose embroidered tablecloth kept by a Kindertransport refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2006.498.4

Tablecloth with roses embroidered by her mother carried by 17 year old Hannah Kronheim when she left Germany on the Kinderstransport [Children's Transport] in 1939. Hannah left soon after Kristallnacht, November 9 and 10, 1938, when the synagogue behind her home in Bochum was set on fire. She arrived in Harwich, England, on February 3, 1939. Hannah was older than most of the children, and no placement arrangements were made for her. She was housed in a boarding house, then a hostel until November 1940 when she was sent to Port Erin internment camp on the Isle of Man. Her mother, Ella Kronheim Mayer, left for Chile on August 25, 1939, with her second husband, Otto. In October 1941, Hannah enlisted as a nurse in the British Army Auxiliary Territorial Service. She served in different British Army camps from December 1941-October 1944, but was chiefly stationed in London and was bombed out during the Blitz. She married Daniel Deutch, a Canadian soldier, in November 1943 and emigrated to Canada in November 1944. Most of Hannah's family members were killed during the Holocaust.

Date
1939 February  (received)
Geography
received : Bochum (Germany)
Classification
Furnishings and Furniture
Category
Household linens
Object Type
Tablecloths (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Hannah Kronheim Deutch
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:04:34
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