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Leather wallet with 6 pockets used by a German Jewish refugee to hold wartime documents

Object | Accession Number: 2004.577.2

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.

Date
approximately 1938  (received)
Geography
received : Rhede (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Classification
Dress Accessories
Object Type
Wallets (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Erna Landau Meyer
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:22:44
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