Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

Luggage tag used by a Czech Jewish survivor

Object | Accession Number: 2011.445.2

Luggage tag used by Hana Suk when she left Rouen, France, on her way to New York in May 1946. Hana was, a native of Prague, Czechoslovakia which was taken over by Nazi Germany in March 1939. It was controlled by a Reich Protector and Jews were oppressed and then targeted for destruction. In August 1942, Hana and her then husband Rudolf Schiff were sent to Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp about 30 miles north of the city. Hana worked as a nurse. Rudolf, his parents, and brother were deported to Auschwitz in December 1943 and killed. Hana was deported to Auschwitz in October 1944, and then sent to Kudowa-Sackisch slave labor camp where she was freed in May 1945. Hana returned to Prague and assumed the surname Suk. While searching for surviving relatives, she met Karel Bruml. They found few survivors. Hana and Karel left separately for the United States in 1946, and married in New York.

Date
1649 May 03  (use)
Geography
received : Rouen (France)
Language
English
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Labels
Object Type
Luggage tags (aat)
Extent
5 documents.
Extent
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Hana Bruml
Expand all
 
Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:58
This page: https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn531356