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Dark brown leather satchel used by a Polish Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2005.427.2

Briefcase used by Harry Ray (Herszl Rabinowicz) to keep the correspondence from his family, including his brother, the cantor Pinchas Rabinowicz, from the Warsaw ghetto in Poland and the Soviet Union during the Holocaust. When the war ended in 1945, several family members relocated to the Hasenecke displaced persons camp near Kassel, Germany. In June 1949, due to Harry's efforts, they were able to emigrate to the United States. Harry, his wife, and their daughter had emigrated from Warsaw to the United States in August 1938.

Date
1938-1948  (use)
Geography
use : Chicago (Ill.)
Language
English
Classification
Containers
Category
Luggage
Object Type
Briefcases (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Terri Lynch
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:25:42
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