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Small leather case with a detached lid used by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2013.461.2 a-b

Small leather attache case with a detached lid used by Walter Gumpert to store letters from relatives, including his father Isidor, still in Germany. As anti-Semitism increased under the Nazi dictatorship, Walter and his wife Erna left for Montevideo, Uruguay, in spring 1936. Isidor was later imprisoned in Sachsenhausen concentration camp and released on November 29, 1938. Walter received four Red Cross telegrams from Isidor from Berlin. The last was sent on December 23, 1942. Some family members believed that Isidor was killed in Auschwitz in 1943.

Date
approximately 1936-1945  (use)
Geography
use : Montevideo (Uruguay)
Classification
Containers
Category
Luggage
Object Type
Briefcases (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ruth Gumpert
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:05
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