Spreekmeester family papers
The collection documents the efforts of the Spreekmeester family of Amsterdam, The Netherlands to prove their English ancestry and citizenship in order to obtain British passports for emigration and to avoid deportation to a concentration camp. The majority of the correspondence is with the Embassy of Switzerland in Berlin, and regards efforts to obtain British passports for Emanuel and Rebecca Spreekmeester and their two sons Philip Alfred and Alfred Arthur. Documents in1943-1944 were written after the family was deported to the Westerbork concentration camp, and then Bergen-Belsen. The majority of the collection are photocopies or photostats of the originals.
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