leather belt

Catalogue number
  • EPH 3924
Department
Exhibits
Dimensions
  • whole: Length 106.0 cm
Alternative names
  • full name: leather belt
  • simple name: KIN
Category
souvenirs and ephemera

© IWM (EPH 3924)

Label

Inga Jane Joseph (née Inge Pollak) brought this leather belt with her when she was evacuated from Austria on one of the Kindertransports in 1939. 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', Ingrid Jaboby (1998). Inga's mother and grandmother perished in, or on transport to, Minsk from Vienna organised by the 'Geheime Staatspolizei, Wein' (12th transport), on 28th November 1941.

Physical description

Dark green leather belt complete with a rectangular black leather-covered buckle and six holes.

History note

Inga Jane Joseph (née Inge Pollak) brought this leather belt with her when she was evacuated from Austria on one of the Kindertransports in 1939. 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 / 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. EPH 3924 was previously on display: Fur das Kind Memorial, Liverpool Street Station

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