Children's book entrusted to a young Jewish girl by her father while living in hiding
Books and Published Materials
- Object Type
Illustrated children's books (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Judith De Leeuw Schavrien and Meier Abraham de Leeuw
Book about flowers with a later handwritten inscription given to 7 year old Judith de Leeuw during her last meeting with her father in 1942-1943 while in hiding in the Netherlands. Judith, her younger sister Roosje, age 4, and her parents lived in separate hiding places, Judith as placed in 1941 with the Denekamp family and joined by the rest of her family in 1942. There were eventually arrested by the Gestapo. Judith and her sister went sent to Belsen and Theresienstadt concentration camps. Her parents were deported to Sobibor killing center where they were murdered.
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Also in Judith de Leeuw Schavrien and Maier De Leeuw family collection
The collection consists of a book and photographs relating to the experiences of the family of Meier de Leeuw and Judith de Leeuw Schavrien during and after the Holocaust when they lived in hiding in the Netherlands.
The De Leeuw and Schavrien families photographs document the survival of Meier Abraham de Leeuw’s family in hiding in Deventer, Netherlands, and the Denekamp family who hid Judith Schavrien de Leeuw during the Holocaust and cared for her and her sister after the war. De Leeuw family photographs depict David, Sophia, Judith, and Meier de Leeuw and some of the people who hid them including Wilhelmina Kleij and the Yad Vashem ceremony where she was honored. Schavrien family photographs depict Judith and Roosje Schavrien with their mother before the war and with Judith’s rescuers, Piet and Benny Denekamp, in Utrecht after the war.