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Folding pocket knife owned by a Jewish family who fled Germany

Object | Accession Number: 2013.508.2

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Folding pocket knife brought with Paul and Margot Levi Weinschenk when they fled Nuremberg, Germany, for the United States in 1939.
    Geography
    manufacture: Dresden (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Carol Weinschenk Opton and Joshua V. Vlasto
    Markings
    handle, stamped, black ink : Siemens-Glas Dresden
    Contributor
    Siemens-Glas Dresden

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Tools and Equipment
    Category
    Cutting tools
    Object Type
    Pocketknives (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    Folding pocket knife with 2 metal blades attached to a yellow plastic handle.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 3.250 inches (8.255 cm) | Width: 0.500 inches (1.27 cm)
    Materials
    overall : metal, plastic

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The pocket knife was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2013 by Carol Weinschenk Opton and Joshua J. Vlasto, the daughter and grandson of Margot and Paul Weinschenk.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-09-01 10:20:39
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