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Unused bookplate with a Star of David rose tree belonging to a Dutch Jewish pharmacist

Object | Accession Number: 2010.128.1

Bookplate made for Ephraim Izaak Levie (Eil) Rosenbaum, a pharmacist in Amsterdam, Netherlands, in the 1930s. Germany occupied the Netherlands in May 1940 and, by 1942, deportations of Jews to concentration camps were frequent. In March 1943, Eil decided that his family needed to go into hiding. He sent his wife, Johanna, and son, Max, to Neede and his two year old daughter, Betty, to live with a Protestant family, Berthe and Jan Hageman, in Eibergen. In April 1943, Johanna and ten week old Max were betrayed by a Dutch Nazi and deported and killed in Sobibor extermination camp. In late April 1943, Eil was arrested and sent to his death in Sobibor. Betty stayed with the Hageman family until liberation by the Canadian Army in May 1945. After a postwar custody dispute, she was sent to live with her maternal uncle and his family.

manufacture:  approximately 1939
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Betty Kazin
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:18:55
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