- Object Type
Pencil cases (ushmm)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Erwin Bensdorf
Brown leather-like pencil case with 3 graphite pencils, 2 fountain pens, 4 colored pencils and 1 eraser received by Erwin Bensdorf in Germany before he emigrated to England in 1939 and used in England.
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Also in Erwin Bensdorf collection
Brown leather-like pencil case with 3 graphite pencils, 2 fountain pens, 4 colored pencils and 1 eraser recieved by Erwin Bensdorf in Germany before he emigrated to England in 1939 and used in England. One photogragh album compiled by Max Haybrook, who assisted children from Nazi-occuped Europe through the Kindertransport (4 loose photos inside), 3 photographs (one framed), one document with compilation of notes written in gratitude from KT to Max Haybrook and one typed report compiled by Haybrook concerning events surrounding arrival and care of refugee children in England.
The Erwin Bensdorf papers consist of manuscripts and photographs documenting German and Austrian child refugees including Bensdorf who escaped to England on Kindertransports and benefited from appeals for aid such as former Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin’s and from the assistance and friendship of English people such as Max Haybrook. The manuscripts were written by Max Haybrook and document his work with child refugees supported by the Lord Baldwin Fund. They describe the arrival of the refugee children in England, the conditions of their housing, and their pastimes. One includes handwritten messages of thanks from some of the children. The photographs include a photo album compiled by Max Haybrook and portraits of Max Haybrook, Stanley Baldwin, and Bensdorf’s mother’s family. The photo album includes snapshots documenting Haybrook’s work with Jewish refugee children at St. Felix School, Dovercourt, Westcliff, Barham House, Linton Road in Oxford, and Wallingford. The album includes at least one photograph of Erwin Bensdorf.