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Samson family collection

Document | Accession Number: 2000.131

The Samson family collection contains correspondence between Esther Fluck, in Cheltenham, England, and her mother and sister, Amelia Samson and Marie Samson-Blik, while the latter were living in the Netherlands during the German occupation. The correspondence is mainly in the form of letters sent via the Red Cross, and cover the period between 1940 and 1944. Other correspondence includes letters from the British Foreign Office to Esther, dating from 1964-1966, and giving her instructions on how to collect reparations for the death of her mother at Bergen Belsen.

The Samson family collection contains correspondence between Esther Fluck, in Cheltenham, England, and her mother and sister, Amelia Samson and Marie Samson-Blik, while the latter were living in the Netherlands during the German occupation. The correspondence is mainly in the form of letters sent via the Red Cross, and cover the period between 1940 and 1944. The letters are initially between Amelia and Esther, and then later between Marie and Esther, due to Amelia becoming ill. These letters were sent to Amelia’s address in Amsterdam, and later to the Westerbork transit camp, where the family was subsequently interned. Other correspondence includes letters from the British Foreign Office to Esther, dating from 1964-1966, and giving her instructions on how to collect reparations for the death of her mother at Bergen Belsen, a letter sent by Marie to Esther prior to Marie’s post-war departure for the United States, and an undated photograph of Amelia, her daughter Marie and son-in-law Barand Blik, and her grandchildren Clara and Maurice.

Date
inclusive:  1940-1966
Language
English
Dutch
Extent
4 folders
 
Record last modified: 2021-05-25 14:56:44
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