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Egg crate used as a suitcase by family living in hiding

Object | Accession Number: 2005.380.1

Egg crate used as a trunk by the family of 2-year-old Uriel Cohn to move their belongings from one hiding place to the next in the Netherlands. Eggs were brought to auction in these wooden egg boxes packed in a bed of hay to avoid breakage. On July 15, 1942, the family received a summons from the German occupying authorities for deportation to a labor camp. They decided to go into hiding instead. Uriel’s 6-year old brother, Michael, was placed alone with one family and Uriel was hidden by Everdina and Marinus van der Beek. The van der Beek’s soon offered refuge to both his parents and they were able to stay together until the region was liberated by Canadian forces in April 1945. They were reunited with Michael and later moved to Israel.

Date
1942-1945  (use)
1940  (creation)
Geography
use : Netherlands
Language
English
Classification
Containers
Category
Boxes
Object Type
Crates (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Uriel Cohn
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:05:23
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