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Cup and saucer from a café run by Jewish Austrian family

Object | Accession Number: 2017.259.2 a-b

Coffee cup and saucer from café Dianabad brought with Alfred Linhard, his siblings, Edith, Peter, and Franzi, and their mother, Regina, when they left Vienna, Austria, for the United States in 1939. Café Dianabad was one of three cafes that Bernhard Linhard, Alfred’s father, co-owned with his father in law Anton Blum and brother in law, Arthur, in the center of Vienna. On March 13, 1938 Germany annexed Austria. New legislation was created that quickly restricted Jewish life. Alfred could no longer attend school, his father, Bernhard, was forced to give up his business. The family had to sell their furniture for money. After this Bernhard began seeking ways to get the family out of the country. Alfred’s older sister Edith was granted asylum in England. On April 20, 1939 Alfred’s father, Bernhard committed suicide. In spring 1939 Alfred’s younger brother and sister, Peter and Franzi, were selected to immigrate as part of the Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus rescue mission which brought 50 children from Vienna to America. In July, Alfred left for the United States. In August Franzi, died of bronchopneumonia near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In December his mother Regina came to the United States via Trieste, Italy. Alfred, his mother, and brother settled near Philadelphia.

use:  1919-1938
manufacture:  after 1918 September-1937
use: Vienna (Austria)
manufacture: Horní Slavkov (Czech Republic)
Household Utensils
Object Type
Coffee cups (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Steven Linhard and Marion Linhard
Record last modified: 2022-04-14 16:07:56
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