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Ruth Wiener Klemens papers

Document | Accession Number: 1988.126.31

The Ruth Wiener Klemens papers consist of biographical materials, registration correspondence and forms, and a Westerbork map and bath ticket documenting the status of the Wiener family from Berlin in Amsterdam, their deportation to Westerbork, and their transfer to Bergen‐Belsen.
Biographical materials include identification cards, passes, notices, receipts, and a prescription documenting the Wiener family’s status in Amsterdam, their confinement at Westerbork, Ruth’s work harvesting potatoes and in the laundry, her sisters’ health, and their transfer to Bergen‐Belsen.
Registration correspondence and forms include a registration form and instructions from the Jewish Council of Amsterdam, a notice from the Amsterdam Central Administration for Jewish Immigration for the Wiener family to make an appearance in order to protect themselves from forced labor camps, a letter from Erich August Paul Puttkammer that the Wieners had paid to be spared from deportation (a protective document with no actual value), and a receipt from the city of Amsterdam confirming that the Wieners were properly registered.
The map of Westerbork was hand‐drawn and labeled in Dutch by Ruth Wiener. The bath ticket is an example of the bath passes issued to Westerbork inmates allowing them periodic baths.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ruth Klemens
Record last modified: 2022-06-13 10:57:52
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