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Blue and pink embroidered cloth case made by a Kindertransport refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2010.504.2

Embroidered cloth portfolio made by 10 year old Ruth Mondschein in the Netherlands after her parents sent her there on a Kindertransport [Children's Transport] from Austria on December 10, 1938. She used the portfolio to keep the letters she received from her parents, Hella and Markus. Her father 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 6 year old brother, Walter, 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
approximately 1939 January  (creation)
Geography
creation : Hague (Netherlands)
Language
German
Classification
Containers
Category
Bags
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ruth Mondschein Zimbler
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:22:16
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