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Elkan family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2015.448.1

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
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection. The acquisition of this collection was made possible by the Crown Family.
Record last modified: 2021-11-09 11:24:40
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