- The Liliane S. Dockett papers consist of identification papers, a memoir, photographs, and a store sign documenting Dockett’s childhood experiences as part of a Jewish family in occupied France.Identification papers include identification cards for Nety Hirsch (made in the name “Sarah Hirsch”) and her mother, Rose Hammer, and a photograph of David Hammer’s 1926 French naturalization certificate authorized by Pierre Laval. Dockett’s seven page memoir describes her childhood experiences during World War II, being protected from arrest and then going into hiding, the fates of some of her Jewish school friends, and immigrating to the United States. Photographs depict Rose Hammer wearing the yellow star and Dockett with her mother and sister. The store sign reads “Jüdisches Geschäft” and “Entreprise Juive” and had been placed on Liliane Dockett’s grandfather’s furrier business.
- Collection Creator
- Liliane S. Dockett
Liliane S. Dockett (1934- ) was born Liliane Sophie Hirsch in Paris to Paul Hirsch and Nety Hammer Hirsch. Her sister Jacqueline was born in the month before the German invasion of France. Her maternal grandfather, David Hammer, was a furrier whose ability to supply the German army with vests protected the family from arrest for eighteen months. The girls spent part of the war hiding under false identities in a village near Beauvais, their mother under a false identity in Paris, and their maternal grandparents behind a false wall at their fur workshop. Dockett immigrated to the United States in 1947 with her mother and sister.
- System of Arrangement
- The Liliane Dockett papers are arranged as a single series: I. Liliane Dockett papers, 1926-1998 (bulk 1942)
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
- Holder of Originals
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Legal Status
- Permanent Collection
- Liliane S. Dockett donated Liliane S. Dockett collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1999 and 2008.
- Funding Note
- The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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- 2023-02-24 13:40:03
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Also in Liliane S. Dockett collection
The collection contains a memoir about Liliane S. Dockett's childhood years in a Paris suburb, the German army's occupation of France, and Liliane S. Dockett's hiding in a village near Beauvais. It also contains a Star of David badge with Juif printed in the center.