Suitcase used by German Jewish refugee family
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jill Padawer Gemmill
Suitcase relating to Wolf and Dreisel Bienstock and their children Joseph and Martha (donor's mother) and their flight from Nazi Germany via Holland, Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal to the United States, and their successful post-war attempts for financial resitution for their family business in Dortmund, which had been confiscated because they were Jewish.
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Also in Wolf and Dreisel Bienstock family collection
The collection consists of documents, papers, photocopies, and a suitcase relating to the experiences of Wolf and Dreisel Bienstock and their children Joseph and Martha before the Holocaust when they fled Dortmund, Germany for the United States via Holland, Belgium, France, Spain and Portugal, and after the Holocaust as they pursued financial restitution for their confiscated business.
The Bienstock family papers document the experiences of Dreisel and Wolf Bienstock and their children Joseph and Martha Bienstock as they fled Nazi Germany in 1938. The papers include immigration and identification documents; copies of letters Martha Bienstock sent from Lisbon, Portugal to family members and her friend Gisa; restitution papers with testimonial statements regarding their men’s clothing business; and a photocopy of a newspaper with an article about the Bienstock’s business not being open on Saturdays. There is also a Polish poverty certificate of Abraham Singer, whose relation to the family is unknown.