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David Mentken family collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of a portrait drawing, a silhouette, a shop sign, three pairs of capmaker’s scissors, correspondence, documents, and photographs relating to the experiences of Salomon Mentkewicz, his family, and the Haar family before the Holocaust in Vienna, Austria, and Krakow, Poland, and to the emigration of David and Regina Haar Mentkewicz (later Mentken) and their sons, Edgar and Robert, to the United States in 1938.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004 by Robert Mentken.
Date
1905-1978
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Mentkewicz (Mentken) family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2004.704.1

Date
1907-1978  (inclusive)

Pencil portrait of his father brought to the US by a Jewish refugee from Vienna

Object | Accession Number: 2004.704.2

Geography
creation : Vienna (Austria)
Date
1929 April  (creation)
Pencil portrait of his father brought to the US by a Jewish refugee from Vienna

Small silhouette of his father brought to the US by a Jewish refugee from Vienna

Object | Accession Number: 2004.704.3

Geography
creation : Vienna (Austria)
Date
before 1938  (creation)
Small silhouette of his father brought to the US by a Jewish refugee from Vienna

Small brass sign from the family capmaking business brought to the US by a Jewish refugee from Vienna

Object | Accession Number: 2004.704.4

Geography
use : Vienna (Austria)
Date
before 1938  (creation)
Small brass sign from the family capmaking business brought to the US by a Jewish refugee from Vienna

Very large Henckels fabric shears from the family capmaking business brought to the US by a Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2004.704.5

Geography
use : Vienna (Austria)
Date
after 1900-before 1938  (creation)
Very large Henckels fabric shears from the family capmaking business brought to the US by a Jewish refugee

Large black painted fabric shears from the family capmaking business brought to the US by a Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2004.704.6

Geography
use : Vienna (Austria)
Date
before 1938  (creation)
Large black painted fabric shears from the family capmaking business brought to the US by a Jewish refugee

Small black painted scissors from the family capmaking business brought to the US by a Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2004.704.7

Geography
use : Vienna (Austria)
Date
before 1938  (creation)
Small black painted scissors from the family capmaking business brought to the US by a Jewish refugee
 
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