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Boxed Tisch-Tennis set with net, paddles, and 6 balls brought with a young German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2013.495.8 a-l

Boxed Tisch-Tennis (Table Tennis) or ping pong set with net, 2 paddles, 6 balls, and instruction sheet brought with 8 year old Anneliese Centawer when she and her parents James and Recha fled Nazi Germany in July 1938. After Hitler and the Nazi regime's seizure of power in 1933, the Jewish population was subjected to increasingly harsh persecution. 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 arrived in New York.

Date
1938 July  (emigration)
Geography
received : Nuremberg (Germany)
Language
English
German
Classification
Toys
Category
Games
Object Type
Table tennis (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Anneliese C. Marx
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:08:55
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