Trunk brought to the United States by an Austrian-Jewish refugee
- Object Type
Trunks (Luggage) (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Fred Lifschutz
Trunk brought to New York in January, 1940 by Bertha Lifschutz when she immigrated to the Untited States. Bertha's son Fred had come to the United States the previous year as part of the "50 children" transport led by Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus.
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Also in This Collection
The Fred Lifschutz papers consist of biographical materials, a personal narrative, photographs, postcards, and three photograph albums documenting Fred Lifschutz from Vienna, Austria, his family and friends, and his immigration to the United States as one of the "50 children" sponsored by Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus. The biographical materials document Moritz, Bertha, and Fred Lifschutz and especially Bertha and Fred Lifschutz’s immigration to the United States. Bertha’s brief personal narrative describes her childhood, her experiences during World War I and the interwar years in Galicia and Austria, Nazi occupation, and her immigration to the United States. Loose photographs depict family and friends in prewar Europe. Most of the loose postcards are addressed to Fred from his mother while she was still in Vienna and he had immigrated to the United States or during the first years after her immigration while he was at summer camp. Postcards from a postcard album are primarily addressed to Fred from his childhood friends and family in Europe and America. The three photo albums document Bertha’s and Fred’s childhoods in prewar Europe, Fred’s immigration to the United States with the “50 children,” and their new lives in wartime and postwar America.