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Large, gold painted tin camelback trunk used by a German Jewish refugee family

Object | Accession Number: 2005.564.4

Large, intricately designed camelback trunk used by 13 year old Edith Simon when she, her parents, Willy and Greta, and her older sisters, Lotte and Gerda emigrated from Leipzig, Germany, to the United States in 1937. The trunk was originally owned by Edith's grandmother, Hedwig Maerker, who was killed in Theresienstadt concentration camp during the Holocaust.

Date
1937  (emigration)
1880  (manufacture)
Geography
use : Leipzig (Germany)
Classification
Containers
Category
Luggage
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ellen, Erin, and Mark Rosenthal
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Record last modified: 2018-01-16 10:06:16
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