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Gold engraved pocket watch owned by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2005.546.2

Pocket watch that belonged to Heinrich Schawbacher. As part of his preparation to leave Frankfurt, Germany, following the rise of the Nazi dictatorship in 1933, the watch and his and his wife's weddings rings were sent to Christian friends in Amsterdam for safekeeping. Jewish refugees were not allowed to take valuable property or currency with them when they left the country. The watch was later sent by registered mail to England after the emigration of the Schawbacher's and their daughter, Nelly Rossmann, and her son, Michael, in 1939.

Date
 (recovered)
approximately 1895  (received)
Geography
use : Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Category
Timepieces
Object Type
Pocket watches (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Michael G. Rossmann
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Record last modified: 2018-04-05 09:53:23
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