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Brown alligator leather suitcase used by Austrian Jewish child on the Kindertransport

Object | Accession Number: 2007.517.1

Suitcase used by 10 year old Erika Schulhof when she was sent from Vienna, Austria, to Great Britain in 1938 on the Kindertransport. Erika was the only child of an assimilated Jewish couple, Dr. Friedrich and Gertrude Schulhof. Her father lost his job because he was Jewish according to the racial laws passed after Germany annexed Austria in March 1938. Following the Kristallnacht pogrom that November, they decided to send Erika on a Kindertransport. Her parents were not able to get permits to leave Austria and, in October 1941, they were deported to the Lodz ghetto. In 1943, they were murdered in the Chelmno killing center. Most of Erika's relatives were killed during the Holocaust. In 1949, she was able to join her maternal aunt who had escaped to the United States in 1938.

Date
1938  (emigration)
1938-1942  (use)
Geography
received : Kindertransport; Vienna (Austria)
Language
English
Classification
Containers
Category
Luggage
Object Type
Suitcases (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Erika Rybeck
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:24:20
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