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Object | Accession Number: 1995.21.1

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    Brief Narrative
    Identification tag worn by Kindertransport child. Tag was given to Margot Stern in the United Kingdom with Kindertransport. Issued to Margot Stern, December 1938.
    1938 December
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Margot Loewenberg
    stamped, verso, in ink "Fort Medical Officer Harwich"
    Subject: Margot Loewenberg
    Margot Loewenberg was born in 1922 to Julius and Lily Stern in Frankfurt, Germany. She also had a younger brother named Werner. Her family managed a wholesale clothing store in downtown Frankfurt. As anti-Semitic laws began to take hold in Germany in the 1930s, the Hebrew schools which Margot attended were closed. She was sent to a children’s home in Cologne, where she learned child care. She stayed there until the Kristallnacht, where many nearby Jewish synagogues and businesses were destroyed. Margot was then sent back to her family in Frankfurt, where the Germans had confiscated Julius’ business. With not many options, Margot was accepted on a Kindertransport, and was sent by herself to Holland, and took a boat to London. Once in England, she helped acquire affidavits for her brother and parents. After the family had made it to England, they acquired visas for immigration to the United States, and set sail in March, 1940. It was while living in Chicago that Margot met her future husband John, and they were married after his return from deployment in the U.S. Army. Margot passed away in 2013.

    Physical Details

    Identifying Artifacts
    Object Type
    Name tags (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    brown cardboard tag, string dangling from one end
    overall: Height: 3.110 inches (7.899 cm) | Width: 24.490 inches (62.205 cm)
    overall : paper, ink, colored pencil, cloth, adhesive
    recto: in colored pencil "STERN/MARGOT"
    verso: in colored pencil "6665"

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    Administrative Notes

    The identification tag was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Margot Loewenberg.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:22:45
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