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Israelitisches gebetbuch hebräisch und deutsch

Object | Accession Number: 2005.175.2

Prayer book given to Grete (Margarethe) Katz for her wedding in 1936/1937 in Germany. Soon after, Grete and her husband Walther Schoenfled left Nazi-ruled Gemany for Amsterdam, Netherlands. They had a daughter, Truusje on July 14, 1939. In May 1940, Amsterdam was occupied by Nazi Germany. In 1943, Walther and Grete, with four year old Truusje, were ordered to report for deportation to a concentration camp. A neighbor, Mimi Grimberg da Silva Rosa, a German Protestant, who had hidden Truusje before, found them in the schoolyard where they were being held and told the guard she had left something there. He let her in with her bike and as she went by the family, she picked Truusje up and put her in the basket, then rode out. She placed Truusje in hiding with a loving family outside Amsterdam, the De Bruins, who kept Truusje until the end of the war. Walther and Grete were sent to Auschwitz and killed. After the May 1945 liberation of the Netherlands, Mimi came and took Truusje away from the De Bruins. That summer, Truusje's maternal grandfather and uncle, Levi and Werner Katz, returned from Theresienstadt concentration camp. In November 1946, Truusje and her grandfather emigrated to the United States.

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publication/distribution:  1936
publication: Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Object Type
Prayer books (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Trudy Katzer
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:11:11
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