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Otto Hutter's coat (UNI 11908)

1938

Imperial War Museums

Imperial War Museums

Otto Hutter was 14 and a half years old when he left Vienna on the Kindertransport on 10 December 1938. Otto’s father bought him this coat, several sizes too large so that he might grow into it, the day before he left for England. On his arrival in England, Otto went to Dovercourt Bay Holiday Camp on the East Anglian coast, where he was grateful for the warmth it provided that cold winter.

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  • Title: Otto Hutter's coat (UNI 11908)
  • Date: 1938
  • Physical description: coat double-breasted black and grey herringbone tweed overcoat with two front skirt pockets with flaps and a half belt at the back. The coat is lined in grey sateen material. There is an inside pocket on the right and the false cuffs have two buttons.
  • External link: View on Imperial War Museums' website
  • Associated place: Vienna, Austria

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