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Aluminum wardrobe trunk used by a German Jewish emigrant family

Object | Accession Number: 2011.441.2

Aluminum wardrobe trunk used by Bruno Einstein, his wife Frieda, and their five year old son Dieter for their November 1939 journey to the United States. On Kristallnacht on November 9, 1938, Bruno and his brother Arthur were arrested in their hometown of Fellheim, Germany, and sent to Dachau concentration camp. Both were released in early January 1939. The family received visas for the United States, sponsored by Bruno’s maternal aunt Frieda Jeffries. Bruno, Frieda, and Dieter left Germany for Genoa, Italy in 1939, then sailed to New York in November. Bruno’s brother, Arthur, and sister, Martha, emigrated to the US in 1941. Bruno's parents, Isaak and Bertha, were deported and killed in Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp in German occupied Czechoslovakia.

Date
1939 November 06  (use)
Language
German
Classification
Containers
Category
Luggage
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David Einstein
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:09:49
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