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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

Object | 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
received:  approximately 1927
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
inclusive:  circa 1880-1957
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
emigration:  approximately 1939 June
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
received:  after 1939 June-before 1947 March
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
received:  after 1938 July-before 1947 March
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
emigration:  approximately 1939 June
Aluminum pitcher used by a German Jewish family forced to emigrate

Medal with ribbon

Object | Accession Number: 1989.306.16

Medal with ribbon

Medal with ribbon

Object | Accession Number: 1989.306.17

Medal with ribbon

Medal with ribbon

Object | Accession Number: 1989.306.18

Medal with ribbon

Medal with ribbon

Object | Accession Number: 1989.306.19

Medal with ribbon

Medal with ribbon

Object | Accession Number: 1989.306.20

Medal with ribbon

Israelitisches Gebetbuch

Object | Accession Number: 1989.306.21


Praktisches Kochbuch

Object | Accession Number: 1989.306.22


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

Object | Accession Number: 2004.31.1

Geography
use: Monchengladbach (Germany)
Date
received:  approximately 1930
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
manufacture:  1938
emigration:  1938
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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