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Photograph of schoolgirls in Germany

Document | Not Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.314.1

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    Description
    Group portrait of German girls posing outside their school in front of a Nazi flag. Among those pictured is Lilli Eckstein six months before she was expelled from the school for being Jewish. Inscription in blue ink on verso:"1935- Lilli Eskster?- 1/2 year later we were expelled from school- Heldenbergen, Germany."
    Date
    creation:  1935
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lilli Stern
    Collection Creator
    Lilli Stern
    Biography
    Lilli Eckstein (now Stern) was born on November 1, 1921 to Gustav and Bertha (Speier) Eckstein. The lived in Heldenbergen, Germany, near Frankfurt am Main, where her father ran a business that had been in the family for generations. She had one brother. In 1937, after the Ecksteins were forced to sell their home and their business was Aryanized, they moved to Frankfurt. On Kristallnacht, Lilli's father was among the hundreds of Jewish men who were arrested. The family won his release after assuring the authorities that they were preparing to immigrate to South Africa where they had relatives. The Ecksteins departed on December 20, 1938 and live in Swaziland where their first home was an abandoned mine. Lilli's brother left several months before the rest of the family. Subsequently Lilli met and married Freidel Stern, another German refugee, and the family settled in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Photographs.
    Extent
    1 folder

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Stern, Lilli.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The photograph was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1999 by Lilli Stern.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 14:10:27
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