Wooden hanger from prewar Vienna
Personal Equipment and Supplies
- 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
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.
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Also in Frieda Rosenzweig Jankner family collection
The collection consists of a clothes hanger, correspondence, and photographs relating to the experiences of Frieda Rosenzweig Jankner, who immigrated to the United States in 1911, and her family members who lived in Vienna, Austria, before and during the Holocaust.
Date: approximately 1933-approximately 1945
Contains photographs and correspondence relating to and illustrating the experinces of Frieda Rosenzweig and her family. Frieda was originally from Mikulince, Poland, immigrated to the USA and received correspondence from cousins and siblings who remained in Europe through WWII.