toy umbrella

Catalogue number
  • EPH 3923
Department
Exhibits
Materials
  • Handle: wood
  • Struts: metal
  • Umbrella: fabric
Dimensions
  • Umbrella: Length 21.0 cm
  • Cover: Length 17.0 cm
  • whole: Width 9.5 cm
Alternative names
  • full name: toy umbrella
  • simple name: KIN
Category
souvenirs and ephemera

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Inga Jane Joseph (née Inge Pollak) brought this umbrella and cover with her when she was evacuated from Austria on one of the Kindertransports in 1939. She was given it at a birthday party around 1936-37. She left Nazi-occupied Vienna with her sister Lieselotte. They were sent to Falmouth, Cornwall in England. 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

umbrella & cover Small toy umbrella made of brown, blue and yellow flowery material. The edge of the umbrella is made of blue fabric. The handle and stem of the umbrella are made of wood and the supporting struts are made of metal. A little bag made of matching materia goes with the umbrella. It is fastened by two metal poppers and has a handle on the top of the bag.

History note

Inga Jane Joseph (née Inge Pollak) brought this umbrella and cover with her when she was evacuated from Austria on one of the Kindertransports in 1939. She was given it at a birthday party around 1936/7. 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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