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Suitcase used by a Jewish man when he fled Vienna

Object | Accession Number: 2003.354.2

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Suitcase used by Emil Wellisch when he fled from Vienna, Austria, to Palestine and then to Mauritius during World War II.
    Date
    approximately 1930
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Henry Wellisch

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Containers
    Category
    Luggage
    Object Type
    Suitcases (aat)
    Physical Description
    Rectangular, brown cardboard suitcase with a hinged lid. Metal plates are nailed to all corners. Two metal locks are attached to base and lid. The leather handle is separated from the base. There are [ainted makrs and paper labels and remnantsa are adhered to the sides. The interior is covered with white-and-pink striped paper.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 27.500 inches (69.85 cm) | Width: 15.500 inches (39.37 cm) | Depth: 9.500 inches (24.13 cm)
    Materials
    overall : cardboard, paper, wood, metal, leather, paint, adhesive
    Inscription
    lid, top, paint : EMIL WELLISCH
    base, left side, paint : E.W.

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    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The suitcase was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2003 by Henry Wellisch, the son of Emil Wellisch.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:28:34
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