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Handmade book illustrating the alphabet created by an Austrian refugee

Object | Accession Number: 1994.53.4

Hand crafted children's book with pictures representing each letter of the alphabet created by Irene Rosenthal. Irene fled Nazi ruled Austria for the United States in March 1940. German troops marched over the border into Austria in March 1938. The next day, Austria was annexed to Nazi Germany. Anti-Jewish legislation was enacted to strip Jews of their civil rights. The November 1938 Kristallnacht pogrom vandalized Jewish businesses and homes and destroyed most of the synagogues in Austria. Irene received a visa to leave Austria in March and sailed that month from Genoa, Italy, to New York.

Artwork Title
Alphabet Book
Date
1940 March  (emigration)
Language
German
Classification
Information Forms
Category
Children's books
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jill Shellow on behalf of the Estate of Irene Rosenthal Gibian
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:06:46
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