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Renee Kann Silver family collection

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    Collection Summary
    The collection consists of a camera with case, a medal, documents, oral testimony, and photographs related to the experiences of Renee Kann (later Silver), her parents, Edmund and Friedel Klaber Kann, and her sister, Edith (later Roth) in Germany and France before the war, in France and Switzerland, including their imprisonment in Gurs internment camp, during the war, and in Switzerland, France, and the United States after the war.
    Provenance
    The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2013 by Renee Kann Silver.
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    Kann family papers

    Document | Accession Number: 2013.478.1

    Date
    inclusive:  circa 1920-1980
    Kann family papers

    Oral testimony of Edmund Kann

    Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.478.2 | RG Number: RG-50.833.0001

    Date
    undated: 

    Voigtlander Bessa camera and case used by a German Jewish family while imprisoned in Gurs

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.478.3 a-b

    Geography
    use: Gurs (Concentration camp); Gurs (France)
    manufacture: Braunschweig (Germany)
    Date
    use:  approximately 1940 May-approximately 1940 August
    manufacture:  after 1929-before 1936

    Bronze Marshal Petain medal given to a Jewish girl living as a refugee in France

    Object | Accession Number: 2013.478.4

    Geography
    received: Villeurbanne (France)
    issue: Vichy (France)
    Date
    received:  approximately 1942
    issue:  after 1940-before 1946
    Bronze Marshal Petain medal given to a Jewish girl living as a refugee in France
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    2022-07-28 18:26:56
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