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Silver souvenir spoon with the Bonn coat of arms with a fitted box owned by a young German Jewish prewar emigre

Object | Accession Number: 2012.438.3 a-b

Small souvenir spoon with a painted coat of arms and fitted box 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. 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.

Date
1936 December  (emigration)
Geography
creation : Bonn (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Household Utensils
Category
Flatware
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ruth Dublon Grossmann
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 14:52:55
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