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Charles and Hana Bruml family collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of artwork, Star of David badges, clothing, drafting tools, a drawing, Theresienstadt scrip, correspondence, documents and photographs relating to the experiences of Charles (Karel) Bruml and Hana Mueller Schiff Sukova Bruml in prewar Prague, Czechoslovakia, and in Theresienstadt ghetto/labor camp and several concentration camps during the Holocaust, and in Czechoslovakia and the United States after the Holocaust.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1989 and 1992 by Charles and Hana Bruml, and in 2001 and 2011 by Ruth Kraemer, executor of the Estate of Hana Bruml.
Date
approximately 1880-2001
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Wooden drafting triangle used by a Czech Jewish camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.16

Geography
use : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
manufacture : Prague (Czech Republic)
Date
1941 December-1945 May
Wooden drafting triangle used by a Czech Jewish camp inmate

French curve drafting tool used by a Czech Jewish camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.17

Geography
use : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
manufacture : Prague (Czech Republic)
Date
1941 December-1945 May
French curve drafting tool used by a Czech Jewish camp inmate

Wooden tile withTerezin coat of arms made by a Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.19

Geography
received : Prague (Czech Republic)
Wooden tile withTerezin coat of arms made by a Czech Jewish inmate

Zebra push puppet made by a former Jewish Czech camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.20

Geography
received : Prague (Czech Republic)
Date
after 1945 May
Zebra push puppet made by a former Jewish Czech camp inmate

Double sided caricature of a couple made as a gift for one camp inmate by another

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.21

Geography
creation : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
received : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
approximately 1944 March 20
1944 March 20

Metal tablespoon used by a Jewish Czech concentratiopn camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.22

Geography
use : Auschwitz (Concentration camp); Oswiecim (Poland)
use : Kudowa-Sackisch (Concentration camp); Kudowa Zdroj (Poland)
manufacture : Zeist (Netherlands)
Date
approximately 1944 September-1945 May
Metal tablespoon used by a Jewish Czech concentratiopn camp inmate

Burlap purse made from a mattress cover by a Jewish Czech concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.23

Geography
use : Auschwitz (Concentration camp); Oswiecim (Poland)
use : Kudowa-Sackisch (Concentration camp); Kudowa Zdroj (Poland)
Date
1944 September
approximately 1944 September-1945 May
Burlap purse made from a mattress cover by a Jewish Czech concentration camp inmate

Concentration camp uniform skirt worn by a Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.24

Geography
use : Auschwitz (Concentration camp); Oswiecim (Poland)
use : Kudowa-Sackisch (Concentration camp); Kudowa Zdroj (Poland)
Date
1944 October-1945 May
Concentration camp uniform skirt worn by a Czech Jewish inmate

Concentration camp uniform cap with number 107310 issued to a Jewish Czech inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.25 a

Geography
issue : Monowitz (Concentration camp); Monowice (Poland)
use : Gleiwitz I (Concentration camp); Gliwice (Poland)
use : Nordhausen (Concentration camp); Nordhausen (Thuringia, Germany)
use : Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp); Celle (Germany)
Date
after 1942 November-1945 April 15
Concentration camp uniform cap with number 107310 issued to a Jewish Czech inmate

Patch with the Bohemian lion made by a Jewish Czech concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.26

Geography
creation : Nordhausen (Concentration camp); Nordhausen (Thuringia, Germany)
Date
approximately 1945 February-1945 March
Patch with the Bohemian lion made by a Jewish Czech concentration camp inmate

Inverted red triangle patch with T made by a Jewish Czech concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.27

Geography
creation : Nordhausen (Concentration camp); Nordhausen (Thuringia, Germany)
Date
approximately 1945 February-1945 March
Inverted red triangle patch with T made by a Jewish Czech concentration camp inmate

Mittelbau Arbeitslager token, 1 Reichsmark, issued to a Czech Jewish prisoner

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.28

Geography
issue : Dora (concentration camp); Nordhausen (Thuringia, Germany)
Date
approximately 1945 February-approximately 1945 March
Mittelbau Arbeitslager token, 1 Reichsmark, issued to a Czech Jewish prisoner

Mittelbau Arbeitslager token, 2 Reichsmark, issued to a Czech Jewish prisoner

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.29

Geography
issue : Dora (concentration camp); Nordhausen (Thuringia, Germany)
Date
approximately 1945 February-approximately 1945 March
Mittelbau Arbeitslager token, 2 Reichsmark, issued to a Czech Jewish prisoner

Mittelbau Arbeitslager token, .10 Reichsmark, issued to a Czech Jewish prisoner

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.30

Geography
issue : Dora (concentration camp); Nordhausen (Thuringia, Germany)
Date
approximately 1945 February-approximately 1945 March
Mittelbau Arbeitslager token, .10 Reichsmark, issued to a Czech Jewish prisoner

Mittelbau Arbeitslager token, .10 Reichsmark, issued to a Czech Jewish prisoner

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.31

Geography
issue : Dora (concentration camp); Nordhausen (Thuringia, Germany)
Date
approximately 1945 February-approximately 1945 March
Mittelbau Arbeitslager token, .10 Reichsmark, issued to a Czech Jewish prisoner

Mittelbau Arbeitslager token, .10 Reichsmark, issued to a Czech Jewish prisoner

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.32

Geography
issue : Dora (concentration camp); Nordhausen (Thuringia, Germany)
Date
approximately 1945 February-approximately 1945 March
Mittelbau Arbeitslager token, .10 Reichsmark, issued to a Czech Jewish prisoner

Mittelbau Arbeitslager token, .10 Reichsmark, issued to a Czech Jewish prisoner

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.33

Geography
issue : Dora (concentration camp); Nordhausen (Thuringia, Germany)
Date
approximately 1945 February-approximately 1945 March
Mittelbau Arbeitslager token, .10 Reichsmark, issued to a Czech Jewish prisoner

Mittelbau Arbeitslager token, .25 Reichsmark, issued to a Czech Jewish prisoner

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.34

Geography
issue : Dora (concentration camp); Nordhausen (Thuringia, Germany)
Date
approximately 1945 February-approximately 1945 March
Mittelbau Arbeitslager token, .25 Reichsmark, issued to a Czech Jewish prisoner

Mittelbau Arbeitslager token, .25 Reichsmark, issued to a Czech Jewish prisoner

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.35

Geography
issue : Dora (concentration camp); Nordhausen (Thuringia, Germany)
Date
approximately 1945 February-approximately 1945 March
Mittelbau Arbeitslager token, .25 Reichsmark, issued to a Czech Jewish prisoner

Large, ribbed burlap covered trunk used by Jewish Czech inmates

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.53

Geography
received : Prague (Czech Republic)
use : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
1941 December-1944 September 24
approximately 1900-1925

Star of David badge with Jude owned by Czech Jewish concentration camp prisoners

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.54

Date
after 1941 September
Star of David badge with Jude owned by Czech Jewish concentration camp prisoners

Star of David badge with Jude owned by Czech Jewish concentration camp prisoners

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.55

Date
after 1941 September
Star of David badge with Jude owned by Czech Jewish concentration camp prisoners

Metal bathroom pass issued to a Jewish Czech slave laborer

Object | Accession Number: 1989.303.56

Geography
use : Kudowa-Sackisch (Concentration camp); Kudowa Zdroj (Poland)
Date
approximately 1944 October-1945 May
Metal bathroom pass issued to a Jewish Czech slave laborer

Hana and Charles Bruml papers

Document | Accession Number: 1989.303.57

Date
approximately 1880-2001
Hana and Charles Bruml papers

Portrait of an engineer done by Peter Kien when both were inmates in Terezin

Object | Accession Number: 1992.124.1

Geography
creation : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
received : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1942 January-before 1944 October

Karel Fleischmann drawing of prisoners watching coffins being stacked in a wagon

Object | Accession Number: 1992.124.2 a-b

Geography
creation : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
depiction : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
1943

Man’s dark blue pajama shirt given to a Czech Jewish inmate of Theresienstadt by another inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.2

Geography
use : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
1942 August-1945 May
Man’s dark blue pajama shirt given to a Czech Jewish inmate of Theresienstadt by another inmate

Woman’s lab coat owned by a Czech Jewish inmate while a nurse in Theresienstadt

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.3

Geography
use : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1942 August-before 1944 October
Woman’s lab coat owned by a Czech Jewish inmate while a nurse in Theresienstadt

Star of David badge on floral backing printed Jude owned by a Czech Jewish survivor

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.4

Date
after 1941 September
Star of David badge on floral backing printed Jude owned by a Czech Jewish survivor


Postwar sketch of inmates in a food line inscribed to a Czech Jewish survivor

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.6

Geography
depiction : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
creation : Prague (Czech Republic)
received : Prague (Czech Republic)
Date
1946 April 27
approximately 1946 April 27
Postwar sketch of inmates in a food line inscribed to a Czech Jewish survivor

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 1 krone, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.7

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 1 krone, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 1 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.8

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 1 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 1 krone, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.9

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 1 krone, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 1 krone, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.10

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 1 krone, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 1 krone, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.11

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 1 krone, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 2 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.12

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 2 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 2 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.13

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 2 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 2 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.14

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 2 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 2 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.15

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 2 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 2 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.16

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 2 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 5 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.17

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 5 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 5 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.18

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 5 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 5 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.19

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 5 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 5 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.20

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 5 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 5 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.21

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 5 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 10 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.22

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 10 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 10 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.23

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 10 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 10 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.24

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 10 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 10 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.25

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 10 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 10 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.26

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 10 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 20 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.27

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 20 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 20 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.28

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 20 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 20 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.29

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 20 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 20 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.30

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 20 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 20 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.31

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 20 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 50 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.32

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 50 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 50 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.33

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 50 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 100 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.34

Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Date
after 1943 May 12-1944
Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 100 kronen, owned by a former Czech Jewish inmate

Luggage tag used by a Czech Jewish survivor

Object | Accession Number: 2011.445.2

Geography
received : Rouen (France)
Date
1649 May 03
Luggage tag used by a Czech Jewish survivor
 
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