doll, small

Catalogue number
  • EPH 3922
Department
Exhibits
Dimensions
  • whole: Length 9.5 cm
Alternative names
  • full name: doll, small
  • simple name: KIN
Category
souvenirs and ephemera

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Inga Jane Joseph (née Inge Pollak) brought this doll with her when she was evacuated from Austria on one of the Kindertransports in 1939. The doll, which Inga named Trixie, was given to her by her mohter as a birthday present in 1938. Inga 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 en route to, Minsk from Vienna in 1941.

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.

History note

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.

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