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Dried pressed flower brought to the US by an Austrian Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 1994.53.6.8

Dried pressed flower found in the autograph album, 1994.53.6.1, owned 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.

received:  before 1940
received: Vienna (Austria)
Plant materials
Object Type
Dried flowers (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jill Shellow on behalf of the Estate of Irene Rosenthal Gibian
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:22:26
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