Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

Kodak Retina handheld folding camera and leather case taken out of occupied Poland by a Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2010.211.2 a-b

Kodak 35mm Retina camera and leather case with adjustable straps that belonged to 26 year old Mark Asch, when he escaped German occupied Kutno, Poland in 1940 with his parents, Yankev and Itta, and his siblings, Roma, Golda, and Adam. At the time of invasion, Yankev was in London, England. In February1940, Itta bribed a German official and escaped with the children to Warsaw. Another bribe procured false travel visas and they traveled to Italy and separated; Itta left to join Yankev and the children went to Lisbon, Portugal. They sailed on the Serpa Pinto and arrived in the United States on June 23, 1941. Itta and Yankev followed in 1946.

Date
1941 June 23  (emigration)
Geography
use : Kutno (Poland)
Language
English
German
Polish
Category
Cameras
Object Type
Retina camera (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Glenn B. Asch
Expand all
 
Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:21:47
This page: https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn41845