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Adjustable cuff bracelet made from gold marks with pouch owned by German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2010.484.2 a-b

Semicircular bracelet made from hammered gold marks with a jeweler's pouch brought by Sophie Appel to the United States when she fled Nazi Germany in September 1938. As Hitler consolidated power in Germany after 1933, the increasingly severe sanctions on Jews caused many to flee the country. In 1938, Sophia, her son, Ernst, and her mother, Emma, received visas for the United States with the help of her sister, Helene, and her husband, Bernard Bloch, who had lived there since the early 1900s. By September, they had all joined Helene's family in Oklahoma.

Date
1938 September  (emigration)
Geography
received : Dortmund (Germany)
en route : Queen Mary (Steamship); Oklahoma
Language
French
Classification
Jewelry
Category
Bracelets
Object Type
Cuff bracelets (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Norma Rubovits
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:21:54
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