Maud Dahme photograph
The Maud Dahme collection consists of a photograph of Maud Pepe and her sister, Rita Peper, standing together holding hands. The photograph was taken while the girls were in hiding in the Netherlands.
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Also in Maud Dahme collection
Contains materials documenting the experiencs of Maud Dahme and her family during the Holocaust. Some of these materials may be combined into a single collection in the future.
The collection consists of a letter written by "Margje and Rika Spronk," the false identities of Maud Dahme (née Peper) and her sister Rita Peper used while in hiding in the Netherlands, to their parents who were also in hiding in a different unknown location. Maud Dahme was able to dictate the letter to someone and then traced over it in pen. She wrote about her wishes to be free and mentioned her reading lessons with her Jewish kindergarten teacher, also in hiding.
Photograph printed on postcard stock; rectangular form; black-and-white image of school room with boys, girls and teachers; inscription on back in graphite that reads "Spring 1942- Jewish Kindergarten created after we were banned from Public School;" stamp from photographer, "Foto 'Weers,' L. Bergstr. 15, Amersfoort." Photographic image is of a Jewish kindergarten created in Amersfoort, Netherlands, after the German occupation government banned Jewish children from public school. Of the children and teachers depicted in the photograph, only Maud Dahme, her sister, Rita Peper, her mother, Lilli Eschwege Peper, and 2 other children survived the Holocaust.