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Wooden school bench with desk and 2 two inkwells used in German classroom

Object | Accession Number: 2005.350.1

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    Brief Narrative
    Wooden school bench with attached desk and two inkwells that was used in a classroom in Aschach, Germany, during the government of the Third Reich, 1933-1945.
    use:  1933-1945
    use: school; Aschach (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the District of Unterfranken

    Physical Details

    Furnishings and Furniture
    Object Type
    School benches (aat)
    Physical Description
    Wooden slat bench with 3 seats attached to a single back slat; each seat folds back to reveal storage space. Attached to the bench by metal floor bars is a long wooden writing surface carved with depressions for storing writing tools. A wooden ledge on the front edge acts as a bookrest. There are 2 ink wells surrounded by metal hardware: the left space contains a glass bottle; the right has a hinged circular metal lid. There is additional metal hardware to connect the desk and bench sections.
    overall: Height: 30.500 inches (77.47 cm) | Width: 70.500 inches (179.07 cm) | Depth: 26.750 inches (67.945 cm)
    overall : wood, metal, glass, stain

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    The schoolbench with attached desk was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by the District of Unterfranken, Bavaria, Germany, converting a 1991 loan.
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    2023-06-14 07:09:16
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