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Yellow plastic comb with cardboard case carried by a Kindertransport refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2003.454.23 a-b

Comb with case kept by 11 year Lilly (Karoline) Schischa when she was sent on a Kindertransport from Austria to Great Britain on July 13, 1939. It was a kit made for use while traveling. In March 1938, Nazi Germany marched into Austria and made it part of the Third Reich. Jewish persecution. The clothing store owned by Lilly's parents, Wilhelm and Johanna, in Wiener Neustadt was seized. Lilly'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 Lilly out of the country, but in February 1941, they were deported to the ghetto in Opole, Poland. They died either in the ghetto or in Sobibor death camp.

emigration:  1939 July 13
received: Wiener Neustadt (Austria)
Object Type
Combs (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lilli Schischa Tauber
Record last modified: 2022-09-09 12:44:02
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