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Carry-on suitcase used by a young German Jewish woman

Object | Accession Number: 2005.415.2

Patterned canvas carry-on suitcase used by 16 year old Anneliese Weil when she left Hamburg, Germany for the United States on board the MS St. Louis on September 17,1938. She was the only member of her family to survive the Holocaust. Her parents, brother, and sister were arrested by the Germans for being Jewish and deported to concentration camps where they perished.

Date
1938 September  (use)
Geography
use : St. Louis (Ship); Hamburg (Germany)
Classification
Containers
Category
Luggage
Object Type
Suitcases (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Anne Wascou
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:06:18
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