Leather wallet with 6 pockets used by a German Jewish refugee to hold wartime documents
Rhede (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Carried dress accessories
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Erna Landau Meyer
Wallet used by Erna Landau to carry her documents during and after the war. Due to the escalating persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany, Erna's parents, Arthur and Bertha, decided to send Erna and her younger sister Ruth from Rhede to Great Britain in June 1938. The war ended in May 1945. Arthur and Bertha had been deported from Germany to Riga, Latvia, where they were murdered. In June1947, Erna and Ruth emigrated to the United States.
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Also in Erna and Herman Meyer collection
The collection consists of a wallet and documents relating to the experiences of Erna Landau before the war when she emigrated from Rhede, Germany, to Great Britain in 1938 and of photographs relating to the experiences of Herman Meyer and his extended family in the Netherlands and then in Kenya where they lived as refugees during World War II.
The papers consist of documents relating to the experiences of Erna Landau and her immigration from Rhede, Germany, to England from 1938 to 1939, photographs of Herman Meyer and his family in the Netherlands and then in Kenya where they lived as refugees during World War II.