Luggage tag used by a Jewish refugee from Vienna during his emigration
- Object Type
Luggage tags (aat)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Catheryne Morgan
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.
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Also in Fred Israel Morgan collection
The collection consists of a luggage tag, documents, and identity cards relating to the experiences of Israel Morgenstern (later Fred Morgan) before the Holocaust in Vienna, Austria, and during the Holocaust in the United States, following his family’s 1939 emigration to New York.
Consists of two identity cards (one Fremdenpass and one Postausweiskarte) for Israel Morgenstern (later Fred Morgan), from Vienna, dated 1938-1939. Also includes documents and copies related to the confiscation of his personal valuables in Vienna, and his United States Selective Service registration card dated 1940.