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Map of Eastern Europe and the Middle East owned by a Dutch Jewish boy while living in hiding

Object | Accession Number: 1991.226.49

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    Map of Eastern Europe and the Middle East owned by a Dutch Jewish boy while living in hiding


    Brief Narrative
    Map owned by 10 year old Max Heppner, around 1942-1943, when he was living in hiding with his family on a farm in Holland. Nazi Germany occupied the Netherlands in May 1940. Max and his family lived in Amsterdam and in 1942, after house raids and the confiscation of his father's art business, they attempted to flee to France. The Dutch underground placed the family with another Jewish family on a farm. They lived mostly in chicken houses where the farmer built special hiding places and gave them a radio. The area was liberated in September 1944. Max and his mother emigrated to the United States on November 4, 1946.
    publication/distribution:  approximately 1942-1943
    use: in hiding; Netherlands
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Max Amichai Heppner

    Physical Details

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    Object Type
    Maps (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    "Kompas Omnium Kaart" (Compass Omnium) polychrome map of eastern Europe, Soviet Union and the Middle East. Printed in The Hague, the Netherlands. ca. 1942-43. In Dutch. Old scotch tape repairs to splits in creases; upper left corner missing; losses in bottom margin.
    overall: Height: 36.000 inches (91.44 cm) | Width: 25.250 inches (64.135 cm)
    overall : paper, ink, adhesive

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    Administrative Notes

    The map was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1991 by Amichai Heppner.
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    2022-07-28 18:33:54
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