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Erasing Shield - Hope, Stainless Steel, Japan, circa 1930s-1940s Reg. No: SH 922898
- Hope brand stainless steel erasing shield which belonged to Herbert Kann. Herbert was living and working in Singapore with his parents when he was detained as an enemy alien and transported to Australia for internment at Tatura. He was released from Tatura in 1942 at the age of 33. He married fellow Austrian Jew Marion Edith and worked as a fitter, draughtsman and electrical engineer in Melbourne.
- Rectangular stainless steel erasing shield with a series of shapes cut out of it. It comes in a green and white cardboard envelope.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Marjorie Morgan, 1992
|Tagged with:||drafting, trades, internment camps, world war ii 1939-1945, jewish immigration, displaced persons, refugees, austrian immigration, jewish communities|
|Themes this item is part of:||Herbert Carl Kann, Austrian Jewish Migrant & Electrical Engineer, 1940, Engineering Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Kann Family, Austrian Jewish Migrants, 1940s|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Brought Goods|
|Tertiary Classification:||drafting tools|
|Inscriptions:||On envelope: HOPE ERASING SHIELD / TOKYO JAPAN|
|User:||Herbert Kann, circa 1930s
Probably used in Austria and Singapore
|User:||Herbert Kann, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940s-1990s|
|Place Made:||Tokyo, Japan|