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Franz Wohlfahrt family collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of a paint roller and stencil, two wallpaper samples, a plaque, a death certificate, and a Bible relating to the experiences of Franz Wohlfahrt and his family and their persecution as Jehovah Witnesses by the government of Nazi Germany, 1933-1945.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1989 by Franz and Maria Wohlfahrt and in 2006 by Franz Wohlfahrt.
Date
approximately 1938-1945
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Wohlfahrt Sicher

Object | Accession Number: 1989.314.1

Geography
use: Jehovah's Witness mission; Velden am Worthersee (Austria)
publication: Magdeburg (Germany)
Date
publication:  1928

Wallpaper sample made by a Jehovah's Witness

Object | Accession Number: 1989.314.2 a

Geography
creation: Pörtschach am Wörthersee (Austria)
Date
undated: 

Wallpaper sample created by a Jehovah's Witness in a German labor camp

Object | Accession Number: 1989.314.2 b

Geography
use: Rollwald (Concentration camp); Rodgau (Germany)
Date
use:  1943-1945

Death certificate for a Jehovah's Witness preacher executed by the Germans

Object | Accession Number: 1989.314.3

Geography
issue: Berlin (Germany)
Date
issue:  1939 December 07

Wooden sign with Biblical verse made in labor camp by a Jehovah’s Witness

Object | Accession Number: 1989.314.4

Geography
creation: Rollwald (Concentration camp); Nieder-Roden (Germany)
Date
creation:  approximately 1944
Wooden sign with Biblical verse made in labor camp by a Jehovah’s Witness

Die Bibel

Object | Accession Number: 1989.314.5

Geography
found: Sachsenhausen (Concentration camp); Oranienburg (Germany)
publication: Leipzig (Germany)
received: Austria
Date
found:  1945 April

Paint roller and stencil used by Jehovah's Witness labor camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2006.448.1 a-b

Geography
use: Rollwald (Concentration camp); Rodgau (Germany)
Date
use:  1943-1945
Paint roller and stencil used by Jehovah's Witness labor camp inmate
 
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