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Two decks of Patience cards with 3 boxes brought with a young German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2013.495.6 a-dg

Boxed set of Patience playing cards, one red, one blue, brought with 8 year old Anneliese Centawer when she and her parents James and Recha fled Nazi Germany in July 1938. The ace of hearts in each deck is stamped with a government control stamp with the Nazi eagle. After the Nazi regime's seizure of power in 1933, the Jewish population was persecuted with increasingly severity. In 1936, Anneliese's family was forced to move from their home in Nuremberg when their block was declared Judenfrei (Free of Jews.) Anneliese was beaten up on the street by a Hitler Youth who accused the freckled, red haired girl of trying to pass for German. In July 1938, with sponsorship from Recha's half-siblings in the US, the family reached New York.

Date
1938 July  (emigration)
Geography
manufacture : Altenburg (Thuringia, Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Toys
Category
Games
Object Type
Playing cards (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Anneliese C. Marx
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:08:34
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