Wednesday, 29 January 2020
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    'Lock for trunk', used by Eva Herzfeld & Vinko Bacic. (Photo: Lydia Cole)
    'Lock for trunk', used by Eva Herzfeld & Vinko Bacic. (Photo: Lydia Cole)

     

    Title of Textile:Lock for trunk
    Maker: Used by Eva Herzfeld & Vinko Bacic
    Country of Origin: Naples refugee camp
    Year Produced: N/A
    Size (cm):
    Materials: Metal
    Type of Textile: Memorabilia
    Description:

    This lock was used by Eva Herzfeld & Vinko Bacic to secure their trunk as they embarked on their sea crossing from Naples to Argentina in 1948. They and their fellow passengers were all Red Cross refugees striking out on a new journey in the aftermath of World War II. Eva and Vinko settled in Chile. They received the keyring, which represents the Chilean national flower "Copihue", as a gift in 1952. The lock, key and keyring was kept by a family friend in Chile until August 2018 when it was brought to Northern Ireland.

    Owner: Conflict Textiles collection
    Location: Roberta Bacic, Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Lydia Cole





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