Ticket : Paper : printed, handwritten : Ink : beige, brown, blue ; Ht: 3,3 cm x W: 10,7 cm
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1 horizontal page. Two-sided ration ticket. This ticket was used to get bread. On the verso, the ticket gives warning on the upcoming winter. Narrative: Donor Maurice Shenkier was born on 1930-12-27 in Antwerp, Belgium. The German army started bombing Antwerp in 1940-05 and Maurice and his parents immediately fled to France. In Nice, Maurice was forced to be part of a fascist youth group. In 1942-07, the family had to flee again and they crossed the Spanish border illegally. They were then arrested by the Spanish police. Instead of sending them back to France, the officers helped Maurice’s family find a place to live. Maurice and his parents moved to Portugal where they stayed until 1944-04. They embarked on the Serpa Pinto ship to Philadelphia. Upon arrival, they took a train to Montreal.