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Front: woman sitting on steps with head in hand, a tag ‘247’ hangs from her sleeve; Back: handwriting in pencil and date handstamp.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: As the Nazi noose tightens, the number of Jews seeking refuge through the 1930’s increases exponentially, even as there are few countries willing to admit them. This woman’s expression embodies the frustration of the prospective Jewish émigré who is frantically attempting to find shelter from the Nazi storm, in this case a Polish-born Jew living in Germany who is one of 17,000 Jews rounded up and loaded in sealed railway cars and driven across the Polish border by SS men in October, 1938.
9 7/8 x 6 1/4"
1933-1938: Nazification and Early Stages of Persecution: Identification, Expropriation and Aryanization; and Emigration; First Concentration Camps; Sterilization and Euthanasia Program
"Jewish Woman Seeking Refuge from Nazi Menace" (1938). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2016.1.40.