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White handkerchief with blue embroidered flowers carried by a Kindertransport refugee

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Handkerchief carried by 10 year old Ina Felczer on the Kindertransport [Children's Transport] in 1939, when she escaped Germany for the United Kingdom. Before the war, Ina lived in Berlin with her parents, Victor and Hanna, Polish Jews who had lived in Berlin for over a decade. In 1938, her father was deported to Poland. Her mother arranged for Ina to escape on the Kindertransport. Three days later, her mother was arrested and deported to Poland. Both of Ina's parents perished in the Holocaust. Ina lived in England during the war. In 1945, she was able to emigrate to the United States and to join her aunt in New Jersey.

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  • Title: White handkerchief with blue embroidered flowers carried by a Kindertransport refugee
  • Provenance: The handkerchief was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2006 by Ina Felczer.
  • Subject Keywords: Kindertransports (Rescue operations)--Great Britain. Jewish children in the Holocaust--Germany. Jewish refugees--Great Britain. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Germany--Berlin--Personal narratives. World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--Great Britain.
  • Type: Dress Accessories
  • Rights: Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Square, white cotton handkerchief with a scalloped finished edge. One corner has a blue embroidered floral design with eyelet work for the flowers.

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