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Silver, engraved dinner knife brought with a German Jewish prewar refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2012.493.4

Engraved silver dinner knife owned by Ernestine Unger Wiesenthal when she escaped from Nazi Germany to England in 1939. Not long after Hitler came to power in 1933, Ernestine's son, Fritz, began planning to relocate his family to another country. In 1938, Fritz left for the United States in order to make living arrangements for his wife, his two daughters, 17 year old Illa, and 8 year old Nellie, and Ernestine. He sent for Illa that fall and Nellie and her mother arrived by the spring of 1939. Ernestine left for England in 1939 and reached the US in 1942.

1938 September  (emigration)
received : Berlin (Germany)
Household Utensils
Object Type
Table knives (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Nellie Fink
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:08:42
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