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Black flat top steamer trunk used by a Jewish Austrian refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2004.526.2

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.

Date
1938 September  (emigration)
Geography
received : Bremen (Germany)
en route : Columbus (Ship 1938); New York (N.Y.)
Language
English
German
Classification
Containers
Category
Luggage
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Anahid Iskian
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:22:42
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