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Flat top brown steamer trunk used by a German Jewish woman during emigration

Object | Accession Number: 2005.140.2

Trunk used by 22-year old Eleanor Lustig when she left Germany for the United States in 1937. Eleanor was Protestant but her father was born Jewish, though he had converted to Protestantism before marrying her mother. The anti-Jewish laws enacted by the Nazi government beginning in 1933 used genetic ancestry to determine racial purity. Under these laws, Eleanor was considered Jewish and the anti-Semitic persecution made life difficult for her. She left Hamburg on the SS Washington for the United States in November 1937.

Date
1937 November 30  (emigration)
Geography
use : Washington (Ship); Germany
Language
English
German
French
Classification
Containers
Category
Luggage
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Peter Fried
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:09:15
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