Accession Number: NEKHC:2012.7.1-3

Object: Cloth

Category: Refugee; Ellen Rawson; Kindertransport; 

Physical Description:  Knife, fork and spoon. Some discolouration in places. 

Information on Item: This cutlery forms part of the Ellen Rawson Collection. Ellen's maiden name was Herrmann, she became Rawson after marrying in England. Ellen came to England on the Kindertransport.

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This cutlery belonged to Ellen Rawson, and carries an 'H' in each of its handles. 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. Ellen left for England on the Kindertransport in June 1939. Ellen’s brother, Gert, came to England on an agricultural work permit. After leaving for England, Ellen never saw the rest of her family again.