Elise Jaeger photograph collection
Photographic prints, an invitation, and a menu, illustrating the experiences of Jacob and Dora Kann and their children Otto, Elise (donor), Judith, and Jacobus in Dordrecht, the Netherlands before WWII. Also included are post-war images of the children, whom all survived in hiding, after the war under the care of their grandmother who also survived in hiding. Elise and Judith were hidden by Mollie and Jerry van Heel. Jacobus and Otto were in hiding in separate locations as were Jacob and Dora, the latter two of whom did not survive.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Elise Kann Jaeger
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Also in Kann family collection
Contains materials regarding the Kann family's experiences during the Holocaust. Some of these materials may be combined into a single collection in the future.
Correspondence, manuscripts, book cover, news clipping, primarily related to the efforts of Elizabeth Kann to determine the whereabouts of her husband, Johan Kann, following the German invasion and occupation of the Netherlands in 1940. Also contains a memoir by Kann's daughter, Jean Kann Sonder, written in 2007, and other family memoirs, as well as information about Johan Kann's father, Jacobus Kann, a prominent Dutch Zionist in the early 20th century. The Kann family papers contains correspondence, manuscripts, a book cover, and news clippings, primarily related to the efforts of Elizabeth Kann to determine the whereabouts of her husband, Johan Kann, following the German invasion and occupation of the Netherlands in 1940, and her own escape from that country in 1941. Most of the correspondence consists of letters sent to Elizabeth Kann from diplomats, aid organizations, and members of her husband’s extended family, both trying to determine the fate of Johan Kann during the war, as well as sharing information and stories after the war about what they had learned about Kann’s fate. This collection also contains a memoir by Kann's daughter, Jean Kann Sonder, written in 2007, and other family memoirs, as well as information about Johan Kann's father, J.H. (Jacobus Henricus) Kann, a prominent Dutch Zionist in the early 20th century. Included is an unpublished English translation by Jean Kann Sonder and Elise Kann Jaeger of J.H. Kann’s 1908 book, “Erets Israel: Het Joodsche Land.”
Contains a photograph album created by Molly and Jerry van Heel for Elise [donor] on the occasion of her 14th birthday, December 24, 1944; typed label on front cover “EINDHOVEN bevrijd door Het 1ste Geall. Luchtlandingsleger en Het Tweede Britsche Leger. 18/19 September 1944.” [liberated by Allied Airborne Army, the 1st and Second British Army. 18/19 September 1944]; handwritten inscription on inside cover. Scrapbook contains photographs of American and British soldiers in being welcomed by the Dutch citizens of Eindhoven, as well as images of the Allies taking German soldiers into custody. Each image is labeled in Dutch. Photographs dated September 18 and 19, 1944.