Aluminum wardrobe trunk used by a German Jewish emigrant family
1939 November 06
- Object Type
Trunks (Luggage) (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David Einstein
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.
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Also in Bruno Einstein family collection
The collection consists of a wardrobe trunk, documents, and a photograph relating to the experiences of Bruno and Frieda Einstein and their son Dieter when they fled Germany for the United States in 1939.
Documents and photograph illustrating the experiences of Bruno and Frieda Einstein and their son, David [Dieter], who fled Fellheim, Germany in 1939 via Genoa, Italy aboard the Saturnia. Included in the documents are “sanitary” cards for the Einstein family, affidavit of support for the family provided by James and Frieda Jeffries [Bruno’s aunt], inventory for the family’s lift and inventory for hand luggage of “Bruno Jsrael [sic] and Frida [sic] Sara Einstein mit Kind” dated July 31, 1939. Also included is a photograph taken aboard the Saturnia, dated circa November 1939.