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Colorful chiffon handkerchief sent by Kindertransport refugee to her mother

Object | Accession Number: 2011.412.3

Colorful handkerchief sent by 11 year old Ruth Mondschein from the Netherlands in 1939 to her mother, Hella, in Vienna, Austria. Ruth had been sent on a Kindertransport [Children's Transport] from Austria on December 10, 1938. Her father, Markus, was arrested on Kristallnacht, November 9-10, 1938, and sent to Dachau concentration camp. He was released on the condition that he leave the country. He arranged for Ruth and her brother, Walter, 6, to escape on the first Kindertransport to the Netherlands. The children later were sent to an aunt in the United States, arriving on October 26, 1939. Ruth's parents emigrated on November 17, and the family settled in New York.

Date
1939 January-1939 September  (received)
Geography
received : Hague (Netherlands)
Classification
Dress Accessories
Category
Handkerchiefs
Object Type
Handkerchiefs (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ruth Mondschein Zimbler
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:09:10
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