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Green handkerchief with pink KS monogram carried by a Kindertransport refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2003.454.2

Light green handkerchief with her initials KS taken with 11 year old Lilli (Karoline) Schischa when she was sent on a Kindertransport from Austria to Great Britain on July 13, 1939. In March 1938, Nazi Germany marched into Austria and made it part of the Third Reich. Policies persecuting Jews and depriving them of their property and livelihoods were enacted. The clothing store owned by Lilly's parents, Wilhelm and Johanna, in Wiener Neustadt was seized. Lilli's brother, Edi, 24, left for Palestine in October 1938. Her father was arrested during the Kristallnacht pogrom that November 9-10, but released after ten days, and forced to sell their home. Her parents got Lilli passage on the Children's Transport leaving in July 1939. Her parents were deported on February 26, 1941, to the ghetto in Opole in German occupied Poland. They perished in the ghetto or in Sobibor killing center. Lilli returned to Vienna ca. 1947.

Date
1939 July 13  (emigration)
Geography
received : Wiener Neustadt (Austria)
Classification
Dress Accessories
Category
Handkerchiefs
Object Type
Handkerchiefs (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lilli Schischa Tauber
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:06:48
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