Small leather case with a detached lid used by a German Jewish refugee
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ruth Gumpert
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.
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Also in Walter Gumpert family collection
The collection consists of an attache case, prayer book, and correspondence relating to the experiences of Walter and Erna Gumpert and their family before and during the Holocaust in Germany and Uruguay, where Walter and Erna immigrated in 1936.
Correspondence primarily written by Isidor Gumpert in Germany to his son Walter and daughter-in-law Erna, who had immigrated to Uruguay. Also includes correspondence from an aunt and uncle, Paula and Herman in Rio de Janeiro, as well as a cousin, Erich Gumpert in London. Also included in the collection are copies of letter written from Erich to Isidor.
Siddur presumably brought with Walter Gumpert when he left Nazi Germany for Uruguay in 1936.