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Berg and Hermanns families collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection includes a cake server, cooking pot, Kenyan statues, silver spoon, steamer trunk, prayer book, biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, and publications relating to the experiences of Clara and Max Berg and their extended family in Germany before their escape to Kenya and their life in Kenya during the Holocaust, and their postwar immigration to the United States and the Hermanns family and Julius Hermanns’ journey aboard the MS St. Louis, return to Europe, and internment in France. An accretion of five WWI medals was received in 2016.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1989, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2015, and 2016 by Inge and Werner Katzenstein and Jill and Kurt Pauly.
Date
approximately 1880-1957
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Siddur

Publication | Accession Number: 1989.232.1

Siddur

Silver vermeil cake server received as a wedding gift by a Jewish woman in prewar Germany

Object | Accession Number: 1989.232.2

Geography
received : Eilendorf (Germany)
Date
approximately 1927  (received)
Silver vermeil cake server received as a wedding gift by a Jewish woman in prewar Germany

Berg and Hermanns families papers

Document | Accession Number: 1989.232.31

Date
approximately 1880-1957  (inclusive)
Berg and Hermanns families papers

Enameled cooking pot with lid used by a German Jewish family forced to emigrate

Object | Accession Number: 1989.306.12 a-b

Geography
received : Lechenich (Germany)
use : Kenya
Date
approximately 1939 June  (emigration)
Enameled cooking pot with lid used by a German Jewish family forced to emigrate

Kenyan wood bust of an African youth owned by a German Jewish refugee family

Object | Accession Number: 1989.306.13

Geography
creation : Kenya
received : Kenya
Date
after 1939 June-before 1947 March  (received)
Kenyan wood bust of an African youth owned by a German Jewish refugee family

Kenyan wood sculpture of two gazelles owned by a German Jewish refugee family

Object | Accession Number: 1989.306.14

Geography
creation : Kenya
received : Kenya
Date
after 1938 July-before 1947 March  (received)
Kenyan wood sculpture of two gazelles owned by a German Jewish refugee family

Aluminum pitcher used by a German Jewish family forced to emigrate

Object | Accession Number: 1989.306.15

Geography
received : Lechenich (Germany)
use : Kenya
Date
approximately 1939 June  (emigration)
Aluminum pitcher used by a German Jewish family forced to emigrate

Silver teaspoon engraved Hilde given to a Jewish girl in prewar Germany

Object | Accession Number: 2004.31.1

Geography
use : Monchengladbach (Germany)
Date
approximately 1930  (received)
Silver teaspoon engraved Hilde given to a Jewish girl in prewar Germany

Burlap covered steamer trunk used by a German Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 2008.199.1

Geography
acquired : Cologne (Germany)
Date
1938  (manufacture)
1938  (emigration)
Burlap covered steamer trunk used by a German Jewish family

Berg and Hermanns families photographs

Document | Accession Number: 2018.475.1

 
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