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Wooden hanger from prewar Vienna

Object | Accession Number: 2013.463.2

Wooden coat hanger from Moderne Bekleidung, Hermann Blauner’s clothing store in Vienna, Austria. Hermann’s wife Klara had a cousin, Frieda Jankner, who visited the family in 1933 and took the hanger back to the United States. Nazi Germany annexed Austria in March 1938. Hermann was arrested during Kristallnacht on November 10, 1938. He was sent to Dachau concentration camp, where he died in fall 1939. Hermann and Klara’s son Kurt was deported to Maly Trostenets killing site in September 1942. Klara is presumed to have perished.

manufacture:  approximately 1933
manufacture: Vienna (Austria)
Object Type
Coat hangers (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Larry and Nancy Jankner, Muriel and David Benjamin, and Karen and Robert Falk
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:24:22
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