Accession Number: NEKHC:2013.14

Object: Envelope

Category: Refugee; Ellen Rawson; Kindertransport; Life before the Holocaust.

Physical Description: Paper, ink, stamped. Three postage stamps. Complete.

Information on Item: This envelope forms part of the Ellen Rawson Collection. It is addressed to Moritz Hermann (although the correct spelling is Herrmann), who was Ellen's grandfather.

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This envelope forms part of the Ellen Rawson Collection. It is addressed to Moritz Hermann (although the correct spelling is Herrmann), who was Ellen's grandfather. Moritz's son Hans was Ellen's father. Moritz lived in Königsberg, East Prussia, where he had started a business with his brother in 1868, supplying materials to tailors across Europe. Hans had gone into the business and visited other countries including England whilst acting as a salesman for the firm. They sold cloth, linings, buttons, and other goods associated with the trade. As the family were Jewish, their business was taken from them during the Holocaust. Ellen survived as she was sent to England on the Kindertransport, her parents and remaining grandparents were murdered by the Nazi regime.