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Green handkerchief case used by a German Jewish emigre

Object | Accession Number: 2003.132.2

Green case stamped handkerchiefs owned by Heinz Kis, which he might have brought with him to Palestine when he emigrated from Eisenach, Germany in 1936. In January 1933, Adolf Hitler became the chancellor of Germany and anti-Jewish laws were implemented. In 1936, Heinz, 22, and his brother Alfred, 15, secured a visa from the British government, which governed Palestine under a United Nations mandate. The visa did not cover their parents Samuel and Frieda. In September 1939, Germany invaded Poland and Heinz lost contact with his parents and relatives in Germany. In May 1942, Heinz’s parents were deported to Belzyce ghetto in Poland and perished.

emigration:  1936
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Molly Kis
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 08:55:22
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