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Silver floral embossed candlestick acquired by a former Kindertransport refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2013.476.4

Silver embossed candlestick, one of a pair, with 2013.476.3, owned by John Peter Eden (formerly Hans Eibuschitz), who escaped Czechoslovakia on a Kindertransport in 1939. The candlesticks were possibly brought to the United States before the war by John’s grandmother and given to him later. After Germany invaded and annexed Czechoslovakia in March 1939, 12 year old Hans, and 9 year old brother Steven were sent to Great Britain on a Kindertransport. Hans was placed in private boarding schools. After graduation, he attended the London School of Economics to study actuarial science. In 1944 or 1945, he began training with the Royal Air Force. The war ended when Germany surrendered on May 7, 1945, before Hans entered active service.

Date
1855  (creation)
Geography
creation : Vienna (Austria)
Classification
Furnishings and Furniture
Category
Lighting devices
Object Type
Candlesticks (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of The George Washington University and the Estate of John P. Eden
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:24:02
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