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Small silver curtain ring worn as a wedding ring by an Austrian Jewish refugee 2010.486.3 front

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Small silver curtain ring worn as a wedding ring by 27 year old Helena Koves in London, England, where she married Victor Koves on December 30, 1938. Helena was living in Vienna when it was annexed by Nazi Germany in March 1938. Victor had already left Vienna and settled in London and they decided that Helena should join him. In the early 1940s, they left for Shanghai by way of Canada, but were able to obtain US visas in Canada and emigrated to New York.

Small silver curtain ring worn as a wedding ring by 27 year old Helena Koves in London, England, where she married Victor Koves on December 30, 1938. Helena was living in Vienna when it was annexed by Nazi Germany in March 1938. Victor had already left Vienna and settled in London and they decided that Helena should join him. In the early 1940s, they left for Shanghai by way of Canada, but were able to obtain US visas in Canada and emigrated to New York.

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  • Title: Small silver curtain ring worn as a wedding ring by an Austrian Jewish refugee 2010.486.3 front
  • Provenance: The ring was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2010 by Pam Brighton Cavar, the great-niece of Helena and Lewis Victor Koves., The ring was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2010 by Pam Brighton Cavar, the great-niece of Helena and Lewis Victor Koves.
  • Subject Keywords: Jews--Austria--Vienna--Biography. Jewish refugees--England--London--Biography. World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--England--London. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Austria--Vienna., Jews--Austria--Vienna--Biography. Jewish refugees--England--London--Biography. World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--England--London. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Austria--Vienna.
  • Type: Tools and Equipment, Tools and Equipment
  • 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: Thin, circular, silver colored adjustable metal curtain ring; the ends do not join. There is a folded, white piece of paper with handwritten text looped around the ring and partially covered with clear adhesive tape., Thin, circular, silver colored adjustable metal curtain ring; the ends do not join. There is a folded, white piece of paper with handwritten text looped around the ring and partially covered with clear adhesive tape.

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