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Elkan family papers

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    Contains documents that trace the experiences of several members of the Elkan family, originally of Eschweiler, Germany, but residents in the Netherlands, durng the German occupation of the latter country in World War II. Includes identification documents for Hilde Elkan, 1941-1942; a card attesting that Hilde Elkan had paid dues to the social work department of the Jewish Council of Amsterdam, 1941; and a letter attesting that Hilde Elkan never collaborated with the occupiers and that her family, as Jews, were persecuted during the occupation, 1946. Also conatins a letter from Jenny Elkan Mimetz, sent to the family of Liesje van de Schoor, from the Vught internment camp at s'Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, undated, circa 1943; and tracing service correspondence addressed to Helga Elkan Brady, of Southampton, England, in 1945-1946, concerning the fates of Jenny Mimetz and her husband, Frits. The letters confirm that they were deported from Vught to Westerbork, and then to Sobibor in July 1943, and presumed to have perished there.
    inclusive:  1941-1946
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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection. The acquisition of this collection was made possible by the Crown Family.
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    Elkan family
    Hilde Sibylla Elkan was born on 21 March 1916 in Eschweiler, Germany. At some point prior to 1940, she, and presumably other members of her family immigrated to the Netherlands, and following the German occupation of that country in 1940, she remained there during the remainder of World War II, living primarily in Arnhem. Her sister, Jenny Elkan, was born in Eschweiler on 26 October 1912. She married Frits Mimets (born 29 September 1906), and it appears that the two lived in Susteren, the Netherlands until they were deported to the Vught concentration camp in s'Hertogenbosch on 9 April 1943. According to records kept at Vught, they were sent to the Westerbork camp on 2 July 1943, and then on 13 July 1943, were sent on a transport to Sobibor, where they were presumed to have been killed. A third sister, Helga Elkan Brady, appears to have immigrated to Great Britain, and lived in Southampton toward the end of World War II and the immediate postwar period.

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    Dutch English German
    1 folder

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    The collection was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2015.
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    The acquisition of this collection was made possible by the Crown Family.
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