• Cigarette case (front)
    Photographed by Katie Powell July 2019
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Cigarette case

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
Date of CreationUnknown, possibly 1940s
GenreDaily Life & Household
Object ID2017.002.001
Place of CreationUnknown, possibly Warsaw, Poland
DescriptionMetal cigarette case with engraved filigree in top left corner and Star of David in bottom left corner with date (21 November 1941) inscribed. Inside includes inscription and on elastic strap. Surface scratches and tarnished overall. 
Measurements9.5 cm x 8.2 cm x 2 cm
InscriptionsExterior: 21.XI.1941

Interior: WARSZAWA
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2017 by Kit Krieger. The donor purchased the item from an online auction website six months prior to donating.

Further provenance research is still in progress. 
Classificationcigarette cases
Legal Statuspermanent collection
NoteThe significance of the inscribed date is unknown.