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Black flat top steamer trunk used by a Jewish Austrian refugee during her journey 2004.526.2 front

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Trunk used by Ida Weiss during her journey from Austria to the United States in 1938. Ida was a Czech Jew who lived in Vienna with her daughter, Louisa. After Austria was annexed by Nazi Germany in March 1938, Ida decided to leave the country for the United States. She sailed for New York City aboard a Norddeutscher Lloyd ship, the Columbus, which departed from Bremen, Germany, on September 15, 1938.

Trunk used by Ida Weiss during her journey from Austria to the United States in 1938. Ida was a Czech Jew who lived in Vienna with her daughter, Louisa. After Austria was annexed by Nazi Germany in March 1938, Ida decided to leave the country for the United States. She sailed for New York City aboard a Norddeutscher Lloyd ship, the Columbus, which departed from Bremen, Germany, on September 15, 1938.

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  • Title: Black flat top steamer trunk used by a Jewish Austrian refugee during her journey 2004.526.2 front
  • Provenance: The steamer trunk was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004 by Anahid Iskian., The steamer trunk was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004 by Anahid Iskian.
  • Subject Keywords: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Austria--Vienna--Personal narratives, Jewish. Holocaust survivors--United States. Jews--Austria--Vienna--Biography. Jewish refugees--United States. World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--United States., Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Austria--Vienna--Personal narratives, Jewish. Holocaust survivors--United States. Jews--Austria--Vienna--Biography. Jewish refugees--United States. World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--United States.
  • Type: Containers, Containers
  • Rights: Permanent Collection, Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Rectangular, black vinyl covered fiberboard trunk with a reinforced wooden frame. It has rounded, black leather covered corners, a black leather handle, and 2 slide closure clasps on each side. Two hasp locks on the front insert into keyhole and lock plates. The lid opens upward at a narrow end and is cut diagonally left to right. Two butterfly hinges attach it to the base and there are interior sliding lid props. The interior is lined with brown canvas. The lid contains a clothes hanging system: 2 vertical rods on each side support 4 wooden slat hangers with horizontal straight and curved cross slats; 2 are missing the curved slat. A brown canvas curtain with 2 vertical brown leather straps and 2 horizontal leather belts attaches near the outer edge of the lid interior to enclose this space. The base has 2 brown leather belts to secure items. A small metal skeleton key hangs from a string on the clothes rod. Four rounded rivets on the underside act as feet. There are 2 stickers, a label, and a customs sticker with German and English text on the front side, 1 sticker on the left side, and 1 sticker on the right., Rectangular, black vinyl covered fiberboard trunk with a reinforced wooden frame. It has rounded, black leather covered corners, a black leather handle, and 2 slide closure clasps on each side. Two hasp locks on the front insert into keyhole and lock plates. The lid opens upward at a narrow end and is cut diagonally left to right. Two butterfly hinges attach it to the base and there are interior sliding lid props. The interior is lined with brown canvas. The lid contains a clothes hanging system: 2 vertical rods on each side support 4 wooden slat hangers with horizontal straight and curved cross slats; 2 are missing the curved slat. A brown canvas curtain with 2 vertical brown leather straps and 2 horizontal leather belts attaches near the outer edge of the lid interior to enclose this space. The base has 2 brown leather belts to secure items. A small metal skeleton key hangs from a string on the clothes rod. Four rounded rivets on the underside act as feet. There are 2 stickers, a label, and a customs sticker with German and English text on the front side, 1 sticker on the left side, and 1 sticker on the right.

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