Accession Number: NEKHC:2013.32

Object: Postcard

Category: Refugee; Ellen Rawson; Kindertransport.

Physical Description: Card and ink, postcard, some discolouration. Complete.

Information on Item: This blank postcard forms part of the Ellen Rawson Collection. The postcard has not been used, and has a Deutsches Reich stamp in the top right corner.

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This blank postcard forms part of the Ellen Rawson Collection, Ellen was born in 1922 in Königsberg, East Prussia. The family lived there happily during Ellen’s early childhood. They kept many of the Jewish holidays, and religion was an important part of family life. The postcard belonged to Ellen, and has a Deutsches Reich stamp on the top right hand corner. As the family were Jewish, their business and home was taken from them during the Holocaust. Ellen survived as she was sent away from the increasing persecution to England on the Kindertransport, however her parents were murdered by the Nazi regime