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baby doll in wicker moses basket

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Catalogue number
  • EPH 10266
Materials
  • basket: wicker
Dimensions
  • basket: Length 465 mm
  • basket: Width 350 mm
  • doll: Height 395 mm
Alternative Names
  • FULL NAME: baby doll in wicker moses basket
  • SIMPLE NAME: KIN
Object Type
kindertransport collection
Category
souvenirs and ephemera

Label

This doll was given to Inga Joseph by her parents when she was about nine years old.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.

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. This doll was given to Mrs Joseph by her parents when she was about nine years old. 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.

Physical description

Baby doll wearing a white linen dress with lace details, a small bib embroidered with an animal face, a white apron with a blue ribbon tie and a white bonnet with a blue ribbon tie and blue bows decorating the top of the bonnet. The baby is wrapped in a form of baby sleeping bag which consists of a mattress and blankets which are tied around the doll with linen ties. The doll is lying in a wicker moses basket lined with yellow plastic material.

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