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Erna Ketchie collection

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    Erna Ketchie collection

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    The collection primarily consists of correspondence, documents, and photographs related to the Engelbrecht family of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Included are letters exchanged among the family while Johann (Hans) was imprisoned in Buchenwald and his wife Frieda was imprisoned in Frankfurt prior to her deportation to Auschwitz where she perished. Included is the last letter Hans received from Frieda in 1941. Photographs include depictions of Frieda and Hans, and Frieda’s sisters Kathi, Rosa, and Gutta Schwed.
    inclusive:  circa 1925-1951
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Erna Ketchie
    Collection Creator
    Engelbrecht family
    Erna Ketchie (1927-2007) was born Erna Engelbrecht to Johann (Hans) and Frieda (née Schwed, 1889-1943) Engelbrecht. Hans was Christian and Frieda was Jewish. The family lived in Frankfurt am Main, Germany prior to World War II where Hans was a hairdresser. During the war, both Hans and Frieda were arrested by the Gestapo. Frieda was arrested in 1941 and sent to Auschwitz in February 1943 where she perished. Hans was sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp in 1943. Both Hans and his daughter Erna survived the war. Erna later immigrated to the United States. Frieda’s sisters Kathi, Rosa, and Gutta Schwed all perished at Auschwitz.

    Physical Details

    German Flemish
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged as a single series.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Topical Term
    Holocaust survivors.
    Geographic Name
    Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    Administrative Notes

    Erna Ketchie donated this collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1999.
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 13:35:33
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