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Liny Yollick papers

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1990.102 | RG Number: RG-10.415

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    The Liny Yollick papers were created in 1942 and include a “Sauf Conduit,” safe conduct pass in lieu of a national passport, issued to Liny Paula Pogin, Nice, France, 1942. A black and white photograph of Liny is affixed and a stamp of the emblem of the Regional Police of Nice. A pencil sketch of a man wearing a chef’s cap drawn by an unknown man that Liny befriended while in Nice, France, 1942. A postcard written in French and addressed to Liny in memory of time spent aboard the SS Nyassa. On the front of the postcard is a full color reproduction of a drawing of the SS Nyassa. A vaccination certificate issued by Henrique Miranda Ferreira, the ship’s doctor for the SS Nyassa, which certifies that Liny received her vaccinations, 1942.
    creation:  1942
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum collection, gift of Liny Yollick
    Collection Creator
    Liny Yollick
    Liny Pajgin Yollick was born in 1924 in The Hague, Netherlands to Leo Pajgin and Chaja Esther Pajgin. Her parents were wealthy and owned a shoe store and a movie theater. In May 1940, the Germans occupied the Netherlands. At some point following Nazi occupation, her father died of a heart attack. After her father's death, Liny, her mother, and her sister escaped to southern France in 1942. They pretended to be Protestant, obtained visas to travel through Spain and Portugal, and were on one of the last trains to cross into Spain after the Germans took over southern France. They boarded a Portuguese ship bound for Dutch Guiana (Surinam) where, on arrival, Liny and her family were placed in a refugee camp. The Dutch government in exile arranged for the completion of Liny's education. In 1945, Liny immigrated to the United States and worked in the Dutch embassy in Washington, D.C. She married Bernard Yollick and eventually settled in Texas. They had two children: Ingrid Alpern and Eric Yollick. Bernard died in 2012 and Liny died in 2014.

    Physical Details

    French Portuguese
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The Liny Yollick papers is arranged in a single series.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Corporate Name
    Nyassa (Ship)

    Administrative Notes

    The sketch was drawn by a man whom Liny Yollick befriended in Nice, France, in Oct. 1942. She donated the collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1990.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-06-08 07:37:53
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