• Backpack belonging to Peter Oberlander (detail)
    Photograph © Jessica Bushey, 2012.

Backpack belonging to Peter Oberlander

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
GenreDaily Life & Household
Object ID2018.048.002
Place of CreationCanada
DescriptionGreen canvas backpack with brown leather trim and straps. Cotton cord and twine drawstring closure. Interior pocket. 
Materials/Techniquesleather, cotton, twine
Measurements42 cm x 43.5 cm (flat)
Method of ConstructionLikely for the Canadian military as part of the Works Programme which employed Jewish internees in camps.
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2019 by Wendy Oberlander. 

The backpack belonged to the donor's father, Peter Oberlander, while he was interned in Canada.
Classificationknapsacks
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of the Oberlander Family