Small Droste cocoa box saved by a Dutch Jewish girl
received: Dordrecht (Netherlands)
- Object Type
Chocolate candy containers (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Margalit Lujten
Miniature Droste cocoa box given to Margalit Lujten before the war and saved while she was in hiding in the Netherlands from September 1944 to May 1945. On May 10, 1940, Germany invaded the Netherlands. Margalit’s father Adrian was Christian and her mother Hanna was Jewish. Margalit and her brother Ad were raised as Christians, but according to German law, they were Jewish. Adrian secured a voucher that stated no one in the family was Jewish, so they were protected and remained at home for most of the war. Margalit and her father became involved with the Dutch resistance. From 1943-1944, Margalit, 17, reported to British intelligence whether a daily train carried German troops or weapons. In 1944, one of Adrian’s coworkers told the authorities that they were Jewish. On September 15, the family went into hiding. The Netherlands was liberated on May 5, 1945.
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:25:50
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Also in Margalit Lujten collection
The collection consists of a miniature chocolate box and photographs relating to the experiences of Margalit Lujten in the Netherlands before and after the Holocaust, during which she and her family lived in hiding.
Pre and post-war photographs of donor including the liberation of Dordrecht, Holland, Netherlands. Album of photos in Hachsara in S. Graveland.