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Leitz Stativ VI compound brass microscope, case, and accessories used by a Jewish family

Object | Accession Number: 2003.120.2 a-j

Leitz brass compound microscope, with fitted case and accessories, that belonged to Gerard Fields. It is likely that the microscope was brought to the US by his father Edgar, a chemical engineer. Edgar and his wife Anna left Germany in 1933 for France rather than live under the Nazi regime. Germany occupied France in June 1940. After Edgar was demobilized from the French Army in 1941, he arranged for the family to go to the US. In December 1941, they sailed from Lisbon, Portugal, to Havana, Cuba, where they waited to receive US visas. In spring 1942, the family left for Chicago, joining Edgar's brother Gerard, who had emigrated in 1941.

Date
1914 September 22  (manufacture)
Geography
manufacture : Wetzlar (Germany)
Language
English
German
Classification
Tools and Equipment
Object Type
Microscopes (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Gerard Fields
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:05:19
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