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Crayon drawing of a green leaved wreath with purple flowers made by a young girl while living in hiding

Object | Accession Number: 2002.299.13

Crayon drawing made by Betty Julia Ensel while she was living in hiding in the Netherlands. It depicts a wreath of green leaves and purple flowers. 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
Voor dom Herbert can Jessie
Date
approximately 1943  (creation)
Geography
creation : Blaricum (Netherlands)
Language
Dutch
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: 2018-10-24 14:04:06
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