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Ingrid Jacoby's doll (EPH 3922)

Imperial War Museums

Imperial War Museums
London, United Kingdom

Ingrid Jacoby brought this doll, named Trixie, with her when she was evacuated from Austria on a Kindertransport in 1939. The doll had been given to Ingrid by her mother as a birthday present in 1938. Inga's mother and grandmother perished in, or en route to, Minsk from Vienna in 1941.

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  • Title: Ingrid Jacoby's doll (EPH 3922)
  • Physical description: Small doll dressed in traditional Austrian costume with a green flowery skirt, a white short-sleeved shirt, a blue vest and a red pinafore. The doll had long blonde hair in plaits.
  • Historical description: Inga Jane Joseph (née Inge Pollak) brought this doll with her when she was evacuated from Austria on one of the Kindertransports in 1939. Her mother gave her this doll, which Inga named Trixie, as a birthday present in 1938. She left Nazi-occupied Vienna with her sister Lieselotte. They were sent to Falmouth, Cornwall. Inga wrote a diary of her feelings whilst she was living in England. She was very homesick. This was later published under the title: 'My darling diary: a wartime journal: Vienna 1937-39, Falmouth 1939-44', by Ingrid Jaboby (1998). Inga's mother and grandmother perished in, or on transport to, Minsk from Vienna by the 'Geheime Staatspolizei, Wein' (12th transport), on 28th November 1941.
  • External link: View on Imperial War Museums' website
  • Associated place: AT & Vienna

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