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Wooden trunk used by a Jewish Austrian refugee

Object | Accession Number: 1994.53.9 a-c

Wooden trunk used by Irene Rosenthal when she 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.

Date
1940 March  (use)
Geography
use : Conte de Savoia (Ship);
Language
Italian
Classification
Containers
Category
Luggage
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 14:07:25
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