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Barry Spanjaard papers

Document | Accession Number: 2016.411.1

The collection contains Holocaust survivor Barry Spanjaard’s manuscript "Those Unforgetable [sic] Years." The manuscript was written in 1946, but not published until 1981 as Don’t Fence Me In! An American Teenager in the Holocaust. It describes the Holocaust experiences of Barry, born in the United States, and his Dutch-born parents Alfred and Abigail Spannjard in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, including their deportations to the Westerbork transit camp, Amersfoort concentration camp, and the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp; their release from Bergen-Belsen as part of a prisoner exchange in January 1945; and their trip back to the United States onboard the MS Gripsholm. Also included with the collection are two photocopies of the cover of Red Cross Junior Journal, a photograph of an unidentified ship, and a photograph of a drawing of a boy by David Pacheco that was used on the cover of the published memoir.

inclusive:  1945-circa 1981
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Bunnie Spanjaard
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:04:07
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