Date of Creationcirca 20th century
Place of CreationUnknown
DescriptionDark blue, envelope-shaped, velvet pouch lined with blue cotton. Star of David embroidered in yellow and orange thread on the flap. Initials HL in cursive script embroidered on the other side (stitching badly damaged). Two snaps on the body of the bag to secure the flap (other half of the snaps missing).
Materials/Techniquesembroidered velvet with cotton lining
Measurements22.5 x 28 cm
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2013 by Andrew Rosengarten.
Gifted to the donor at his bar mitzvah on 10 May 1963 by a family friend, Johnny Dale (birth name Hans Leventhal), who was the original owner.
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Andrew Rosengarten
NoteThe original owner of the item, Hans Leventhal, was a good friend of Manfred Rosengarten's in Shanghai. After arriving in the United States, he changed his name to Johnny Dale and became known as "Uncle Johnny" to the Rosengarten children.