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Trunk used by Erwin Jacobowitz when he emigrated from Germany

Object | Accession Number: 2003.355.1

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    Trunk used by Erwin Jacobowitz when he emigrated from Germany
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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Trunk that accompanied Erwin Jacobowitz (later Jacobs) when he left Berlin, Germany, during the first week of August 1939. Erwin had a work permit for employment with an engineering firm in Birmingham, England, which allowed him to leave Germany. Erwin met Lore Gotthelf (later Jacobs) at the Birmingham Refugee Club held at the Singers Hill synagogue. The couple later married, and used the trunk again when the family immigrated to Canada in 1953.
    Date
    use:  1939 August
    use:  1953
    Geography
    use: Germany
    use: England
    use: Canada
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lore Gotthelf Jacobs
    Contributor
    Original owner: Erwin H. Jacobs

    Physical Details

    Classification
    Containers
    Category
    Luggage
    Physical Description
    Rectangular, brown cloth covered wooden trunk with a lid attached to base by metal hinges and clasps. It has light brown leather piping and metal footing along the edges. Four wooden support boards are attached by leather straps and metal nails on all sides. There are two leather handles attached to the left and right sides. Three black rectangular designs are painted on all sides. The interior is covered by green striped cloth. There are two removable bins with wooden frames covered with green striped cloth fabric with green canvas and metal straps.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 43.750 inches (111.125 cm) | Width: 19.500 inches (49.53 cm) | Depth: 21.500 inches (54.61 cm)
    Materials
    overall : wood, cloth, paper, metal, paint, adhesive, leather
    Inscription
    lid, top, black paint : L.J. / 11

    Rights & Restrictions

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

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The trunk was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2003 by Lore Gotthelf Jacobs, the wife of Erwin Jacobs.
    Record last modified:
    2023-10-06 15:06:21
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