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Royal Air Force sweetheart's wings pin acquired by a Czech Jewish Kindertransport refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2013.476.6

Sterling silver Royal Air Force sweetheart's wings pin acquired by 17 year old Hans Eibuschitz, a Jewish Czech refugee, while he was in training with the British Royal Air Force from about 1944 to 1945. A sweetheart pin was given to loved ones by soldiers, and were not issued by the RAF. After Germany invaded and annexed Czechoslovakia in March 1939, 12 year old Hans, and his 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
1944-1945  (received)
Geography
received : Great Britain
Language
English
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Badges
Object Type
Lapel pins (aat)
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 14:23:50
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