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Plastic identification badge holder used by a Hungarian Jewish emigre

Object | Accession Number: 2010.81.11

Cardboard and plastic wallet that belonged to Hungarian opera singer Gabor (Gabi) Carelli. Gabor was part of an Orthodox Jewish family from Budapest. He traveled to the United State in 1939, and toured with various opera companies. His family in Hungary was persecuted by the Fascist, antisemitic government from 1940-1944; some were sent to forced labor and concentration camps. In March 1944, Nazi Germany occupied Hungary and members of his family were deported or went into hiding until Budapest was liberated by the Soviet Army in January 1945. His father was killed in a camp in 1944, but his mother, his sister, and her family came to the US in 1949.

Date
1939 February 03  (emigration)
Geography
use : Budapest (Hungary)
Classification
Dress Accessories
Object Type
Wallets (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Peter Veres
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:21:47
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