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Luggage label used by a young girl on the Kindertransport

Object | Accession Number: 1995.21.2

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    Brief Narrative
    Luggage label Issued to and used by Margot Stern in December 1938 for sue on the Kidertransport.
    use:  1938 December
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Margot Loewenberg
    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
    Luggage tags (aat)
    Physical Description
    Circular pre-printed paper label with adhesive residue on the back.
    overall: | Diameter: 5.500 inches (13.97 cm)
    overall : paper, ink, colored pencil, adhesive, pressure-sensitive tape
    front, colored pencil : Stern, Margot / [Nr.] 16/2688

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    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    The luggage label was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1995 by Margot Stern Loewenberg.
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    2024-03-15 16:07:51
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