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Porcelain souvenir dish of the Marchenbrunnen owned by a young German Jewish prewar emigre

Object | Accession Number: 2012.438.2

Basket shaped porcelain souvenir dish owned by Rosa Dublon, who in 1936, at the age of 9, left Germany with her mother Erna and five year old sister Herta for the United States. The dish has a painted image of the Marchenbrunnen, or fairy tale fountain, located in Hofgarten park in Dusseldorf. After 1933, the Nazi dictatorship that now governed Germany increasingly persecuted Jewish residents. Rosa's parents Erna and Siegfried divorced in the mid-1930s and Erna and the girls moved to her hometown of Mertloch. Erna's sister Helen Lederer had lived in the United States since at least 1930. She sponsored their 1936 emigration to New York to live with her in Queens. Helen also sponsored the emigration of her father, Samuel Wolf, and siblings, Jakob Wolf and Thekla Daniel, and their families. Ruth's father Siegfried is assumed to have perished in the Holocaust.

emigration:  1936 December
creation: Dusseldorf (Germany)
Decorative Arts
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ruth Dublon Grossmann
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:26:33
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