Before Dr. Franz and Anna Bial were deported from Vienna in 1942, they packed this box with toys, photos, notebooks, and many other things for their daughter Lilly, who had escaped to England in a children’s transport in 1939. The parents were killed, and the box remained in Vienna. In 2004, the Museum managed to contact the 79-year-old Lilly Bial in England. She reluctantly agreed to receive a visit from Vienna to confront her painful memories before donating the box to the Museum. She died in England in 2007.


  • Title: Box for Lilly Bial
  • Date Created: 1942
  • Location Created: Vienna
  • Rights: JMW / Foto: David Peters

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