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Grimm's fairy tale book brought with Austrian Jewish refugees

Publication | Accession Number: 2011.412.4

Child's book of fairy tales brought with Hella and Markus Mondschein when they left Vienna in fall 1939 to join their children, Ruth, 11, and Walter, 6, in the United States. Nazi Germany annexed Austria in March 1938. Anti-Jewish laws were immediately enacted. Markus was arrested on Kristallnacht, November 9-10, and sent to Dachau concentration camp. He was released on the condition that he leave the country. He arranged for Ruth and Walter to escape on the first Kindertransport [Children's Transport] to the Netherlands on December 10, 1938. The children later were sent to an aunt in the US, arriving on October 26, 1939. Ruth's parents arrived in November and the family settled in New York.

Title
Kinder und Hausmarchen der Bruder Grimm
Raus marchen der Bruder Grimm
Language
German
Category
Children's books
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ruth Mondschein Zimbler
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Record last modified: 2017-09-12 12:39:39
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