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Brown leather briefcase brought by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2004.524.4

Dark brown leather briefcase used by 18 year old Peter Victor in 1938 when he left Berlin, Germany, for Shanghai, China. Peter left to escape the anti-Jewish policies of the Nazi-led government. His parents, Carl and Elsa, arrived in Shanghai in 1939. Carl died in 1940 and Elsa in 1942. Shanghai was liberated by the United States Army on September 3, 1945. With the aid of the American Joint Distribution Committee, Peter emigrated to America in December 1947.

Date
before 1938  (received)
Geography
received : Berlin (Germany)
Classification
Containers
Category
Luggage
Object Type
Briefcases (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Peter M. Victor and in memory of Carl and Elsa Victor and Berta Neidermann Victor
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:07:02
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