Kann family papers
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.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jean Kann Sonder
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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 unified into a single collection in the future.
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.
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.