Black flat top steamer trunk used by a Jewish Austrian refugee
en route: Columbus (Ship 1938); New York (N.Y.)
- Object Type
Trunks (Luggage) (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Anahid Iskian
Trunk used by Ida Weiss during her journey from Austria to the United States in 1938. Ida was a Czech Jew who lived in Vienna with her daughter, Louisa. After Austria was annexed by Nazi Germany in March 1938, Ida decided to leave the country for the United States. She sailed for New York City aboard a Norddeutscher Lloyd ship, the Columbus, which departed from Bremen, Germany, on September 15, 1938.
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Also in Ida Weiss collection
The collection consists of a steamer trunk and a passport relating to the experiences of Ida Weiss before the Holocaust in Vienna, Austria, and during her emigration to the United States in 1938.
Austrian passport: rectangular form consisting of 48 pages, typed and handwritten text, black and white photographic image of woman, and postal and ink stamps throughout; issued to Ida Weiss on June 8, 1928, No. 403982.