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Two-sided crayon drawing of a girl wearing a cross created by a young girl living in hiding

Object | Accession Number: 2002.299.12

Double-sided drawing made by Betty Julia Ensel while she was living under an assumed identity in the Netherlands. One side depicts a girl in a dress wearing a cross; the drawing on the opposite side portrays 6 girls. When Germany occupied the Netherlands in May 1940, three year old Julia lived in Amsterdam with her parents, Rose Marie Schink, who was not Jewish, and Guy Weinberg, who was Jewish. Rose Marie hid twelve Jews in the attic of her house in Blaricum and was in contact with the Dutch resistance movement. Julia attended school under her mother's maiden name in order to avoid suspicion about her Jewish ancestry. Julia, her mother, and all of the Jews hiding in their house were liberated in May 1945.

Artwork Title
E.M.
Date
approximately 1943  (creation)
Geography
creation : Blaricum (Netherlands)
Classification
Art
Category
Children's art
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Julia Schor
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Record last modified: 2018-01-31 11:22:08
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