Trunk; Bob Norton Accession Number: NEKHC:2009.42 Object: Trunk Category: Bob Norton; Refugee; Czechoslovakia; Britain Physical Description: Large dark brown material holdall with wooden trim. Has protective metal coverings on corners. Ghost areas of where labels/stickers used to sit on top of holdall. Has leather handles and hinges. Image Use: Use of images owned by the National Holocaust Centre and Museum is governed by our Terms and Conditions. Information: The National Holocaust Centre and Museum takes all reasonable measures to ensure we are not infringing on the rights of others. If you are the owner of the copyright or related rights in any of the material from our collections on this website, or you believe that the material may be subject to a third party ownership or another legal claim, and you believe its use infringes your intellectual property or any other rights, please contact us on [email protected] We endeavour to resolve objections in a timely manner, and will withdraw affected materials from the website until the matter is resolved. The information you provide will be treated as confidential and will be used only in connection with this enquiry. This trunk was brought over to England by Bob Norton's parents, when the family fled Nazi persecution in what was then Czechoslovakia. Further Information: Bob Norton was born in 1932 in Teplitz Schönau, Czechoslovakia. The family lived in Teplitz during Bob’s early childhood. They kept the main Jewish holidays, but were not especially religious. Bob’s father was from Budapest, Hungary and retained his Hungarian citizenship which later helped them to get travel documents. Bob’s mother was from Czechoslovakia. Having first fled to Prague, the family fled again in 1939 to England with the original intention to move on to America. Bob remembers arriving in London with the big trunk, and it being difficult to get a taxi to take it as it was so big.