Hat box : glued, set, tied, pegged : black, red ; Ht: 23,5 cm x W: 30 cm x De: 35 cm
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Base is oval, tapering inwards at the bottom like a cone; black exterior with a shiny ribbed red interior. The lid had a lip that bends inwards and fits inside the base; in the centre is an additional ring of cardboard, covered in fabric, to help keep the shape of the hat. Narrative: Top hat was worn on the occasion of the wedding of Julius & Flora Pfeiffer in Essen (Dusseldorf), Germany in 1936.
b&w with white border, portrait of the special ambassador of President Harry Truman, who was visiting the refugee camp at Fuerth and met with the Camp Director Colonel Cummings and Emil Kroo. Narrative: Donor Emil Kroo is a Holocaust survivor originally from Munkacz (Czech Republic). Emil was in terned in a slave labour cmap in Hungary until 1944. He later met his wife Rosa Magien in Romania. After the war they were in a displaced persons camp in Fürth, Germany. Emil Kroo was the Vice-President of the Central Committee of liberated Jews in the American Zone of Germany. They immigrated to New York in 1950 before settling in Montreal.