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Elisabeth Orsten family collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of a five piece silver cutlery set, a miniature ivory penknife, a silver locket, a miniature mother of pearl compass, an autograph book, biographical materials, correspondence, a diary, photographs, printed materials, and school records relating to the experiences of Elizabeth M. Ornstein (later Orsten) and her family in Vienna, Austria, before and during the Holocaust, and the Ornstein family’s immigration to the United States.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2001, 2002, 2007, and 2008 by Elizabeth M. Orsten.
Date
approximately 1936-1953
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Elisabeth Orsten papers

Document | Accession Number: 2000.417.1

Date
inclusive:  approximately 1936-1953
Elisabeth Orsten papers

Engraved silver 5 piece cutlery set carried by a Kindertransport refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2007.467.1 a-e

Geography
received: Vienna (Austria)
Date
emigration:  1939 January
Engraved silver 5 piece cutlery set carried by a Kindertransport refugee

Miniature ivory penknife carried by an Austrian refugee family

Object | Accession Number: 2008.333.1

Geography
manufacture: Vienna (Austria)
received: New York (N.Y.)
Date
emigration:  1940 September
Miniature ivory penknife carried by an Austrian refugee family

Silver locket with an engraved monogram and an infant's photo saved by an Austrian refugee family

Object | Accession Number: 2008.333.2

Geography
received: New York (N.Y.)
manufacture: Vienna (Austria)
Date
emigration:  1940 September
creation:  approximately 1928 October
Silver locket with an engraved monogram and an infant's photo saved by an Austrian refugee family

Miniature mother of pearl compass carried by an Austrian refugee family

Object | Accession Number: 2008.333.3

Geography
received: New York (N.Y.)
manufacture: Vienna (Austria)
Date
emigration:  1940 September
Miniature mother of pearl compass carried by an Austrian refugee family
 
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