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Luggage tag used by a Jewish refugee from Vienna during his emigration

Object | Accession Number: 2013.171.2

Stamped paper luggage tag used by 29 year old Israel Morgenstern when he and his family fled from Vienna to the United States in February 1939. A few months after Germany annexed Austria in March 1938, Israel, who lived with his parents Isak and Taube, and sister Herta, escaped Vienna for France. He was arrested, jailed, and deported to Germany, where he was sent to Dachau concentration camp. After six weeks, he returned home. The family left Germany in February 1939 and settled in New York. Israel changed his name to Fred Morgan. In late 1951, he met his future wife, Catherina Ilkovic, who had survived imprisonment in Auschwitz, Schlesiersee II, and Bergen Belsen concentration camps. Her parents, sister, and grandmother were murdered in Auschwitz in 1944.

Date
1939 February  (use)
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Labels
Object Type
Luggage tags (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Catheryne Morgan
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:25:21
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