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Offwhite handkerchief with two monograms carried by a Kindertransport refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2003.454.10

Cream handkerchief with her embroidered initials KS kept by 11 year Lilli (Karoline) Schischa when she was sent on a Kindertransport from Austria to Great Britain on July 13, 1939. In March 1938, Nazi Germany marched into Austria and made it part of the Third Reich. Jewish persecution. The clothing store owned by Lilli's parents, Wilhelm and Johanna, in Wiener Neustadt was seized. Lilli's brother, Edi, age 24, left for Palestine in October 1938. Her father was arrested during the Kristallnacht pogrom that November, but released after ten days. Her parents were able to get Lilli out of the country, but in February 1941, they were deported to the ghetto in Opole, Poland. They perished in the ghetto or in Sobibor death camp.

Date
1939 July 13  (emigration)
Geography
received : Wiener Neustadt (Austria)
Classification
Dress Accessories
Category
Handkerchiefs
Object Type
Handkerchiefs (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lilli Schischa Tauber
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:06:48
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