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Ullman family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2017.654.1

The collection documents the Holocaust-era experiences of Frank, Emily, and Leo Ullman who survived the Holocaust in hiding in and around Amsterdam. The collection included pre-war, wartime, and post-war biographical material, correspondence, photographs, writings, and publications regarding the Ullman (previously Ullmann), Loeb, and Konijn families in the Netherlands.

Biographical material includes genealogical papers; identification papers of Frank, Emily, and Leo Ullman; documents regarding Frank’s career with De Beijenkorf; material related to other members of the Ullman and Konijn families; and a small amount of immigration papers.

The correspondence series consists of four subseries. Emily’s correspondence includes pre-war letters from Frank, her sorority sisters, and other relatives and friends. Frank’s correspondence includes pre-war letters from Emily, relatives, and friends. Correspondence addressed to Emily and Frank is primarily comprised of letters sent to them by family members, including letters from their parents and grandparents in hiding in Utrecht and elsewhere during the Holocaust. Also included are letters from the Schimmel family who hid Leo during the war. Other family correspondence consists of pre-war and post-war family letters exchanged by relatives.

Photographs consist of photograph and photograph albums subseries. Both primarily consist of pre-war photographs of the Ullman, Konijn, and Loeb families with depictions of family life, weddings, and vacations in Europe and the United States. Wartime photographs include photographs of Leo in hiding with the Schimmel family. There are also post-war photographs of the Ullmans after they immigrated to the United States.

Writings and publications include Allied Expeditionary Forces broadsides; a cookbook Bertha Konijn-Prins began in 1917 but also included recipes added later presumably by Emily; clippings; a booklet about a rug factory owned by Maurits Prins in Dinxperlo, Nertherlands (also included some family history); a personal narrative manuscript by Emily Ullman; and a copy of a presentation by Leo Ullman about his family’s story. Also included are wartime era poems by Emily and Frank to each other, a poem by Abraham Konijn for the Peyster family, and a poem by Rie Peyster to Frank and Emily on the one year anniversary of the Ullmans hiding with the Peyster family.

The audio-visual material consists of a copy on VHS cassette of a televised program with Frank, Emily, and Leo discussing their Holocaust experiences.

inclusive:  circa 1880-2016
3 negatives.
3 boxes
17 oversize boxes
3 oversize folders
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Leo S. Ullman
Record last modified: 2021-05-25 15:16:09
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