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Medical bag used by a Jewish Polish man while living in hiding

Object | Accession Number: 2014.487.2

Leather doctor's satchel used by Josef Kleiner before and during the war when he lived in hiding with family in various places in Poland. Josef, his wife Jocheved, and 12 year old son Adolf were living in Budzanow (Budaniv, Ukraine) when Nazi Germany invaded Poland in September 1939. By 1942, the Germans were conducting large scale deportations to concentration camps. The Kleiner family went into hiding in 1942, aided by different people who hid them in their attics and cellars. In 1944, the region was liberated by Soviet troops. Josef passed away soon after the war as a result of surgery to remove his appendix. His son Adolf (later Al) saved his medical bag.

use:  1939-1946
use: Budzanow (Poland) historic; Budaniv (Ukraine)
Object Type
Doctor's bags (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Al Kleiner, Elaine Kleiner Maltzman, Susan Kleiner Perlman, and Janet Kleiner Rosenblatt
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:26:43
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