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Marion Pritchard collection

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    Overview

    Description
    The collection consists of four photograph albums depicting the Föhrenwald and Windsheim displaced persons camps from 1945-1947. The albums depict refugees and staff, including Marion Pritchard and her husband Anton Pritchard, both of whom worked for United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) in the DP camps after the war. Many of the photographs are annotated on the album pages.
    Date
    inclusive:  1945-1947
    Collection Creator
    Marion Pritchard
    Biography
    Marion Pritchard (1920-2016) was born Marion Philippina van Binsbergern on November 7, 1920 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Her father was a judge in Amsterdam and her mother was English. She was a student at the Amsterdam School for Social Work when Germany invaded and occupied the Netherlands in May 1940. Marion was arrested and briefly imprisoned in 1942 after German police raided a student gathering where they were listening to allied broadcasts. In late 1942 she moved to Huizen, Netherlands and hid a Jewish family, Fred Polak and his three children after his wife, Edwina Louisa Moor, was arrested for her involvement with the Resistance.

    After the war, Marion moved to Germany to work with UNRRA (United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration). She worked in social services at the Föhrenwald and Windsheim displaced persons camps. She met Anton Pritchard (Tony), a former American Army officer who was also volunteering with UNRRA, and they married in Germany in 1947. They moved to the United States and settled in Boston, Massachusetts. They had three sons. She later worked in Boston as a social worker. Marion was recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem in 1981 for her work to aid as many as 150 people during and immediately after the Holocaust.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Photograph albums.
    Extent
    2 oversize boxes
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged as 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.

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    Provenance
    Marion Pritchard donated her photograph albums to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on April 5, 2007.
    Record last modified:
    2023-09-22 09:44:10
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