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Trunk sent to an Austrian Jewish youth after he fled

Object | Accession Number: 1990.39.1

Trunk sent to Rudolf Lappe, 19, who fled Chemnitz, Germany, for Great Britain not long after Hitler was appointed Chancellor in January 1933. Rudolf left without any prior preparation in order to get out before the borders were closed in April 1933. Later that year his father sent him this trunk with clothing in it. His father was imprisoned on racial grounds. He was released after several weeks, but was not allowed to practice his profession of law. He emigrated to England in May 1939. Rudolf returned in 1948 to the Soviet occupied zone.

Date
1933  (creation)
approximately 1933 March-1933 April  (emigration)
Geography
creation : Chemnitz (Germany)
Classification
Containers
Category
Luggage
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rudolf Lappe
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:25:07
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