Portrait of a German Jewish refugee
1941 June 23
Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago)
- Object Type
Portrait drawing (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ralph M. Hockley
Watercolor and pencil portrait of Rudi Hockenheimer (later Ralph Hockley) painted by G.W. Mooy, another refugee in 1941 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Rudi, his parents, Julius and Lilli, and his sister Marianne escaped from Nazi Germany to Marseille, France. Julius was held in Les Milles and Gurs internment camps of Les Milles and Gurs. But in 1940, the family left for the United States on the ship Winnipeg, sailing by way of Trinidad.
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Also in Hockenheimer, Loewenthal, Fraenkel, and Brock families collection
The collection consists of a portrait drawing, correspondence, documents, photographs, and assorted memorabilia related to the experiences of Julius and Lilli (Loewenthal) Hockenheimer and their children, Marianne and Rudolf (Rudy) (later Ralph Hockley) during the Holocaust in Germany and France, their 1940 emigration to the United States, and postwar life, as well as other members of the Hockenheimer, Loewenthal, Fraenkel, and Brock families.
Consists of identity documents, correspondence, immigration paperwork, family tree information, photographs, and assorted memorabilia related to the Hockenheimer, Loewenthal, Fraenkel, and Brock families, with most documents about the Holocaust experiences of Julius and Lilli (Loewenthal) Hockenheimer and their children, Marianne and Rudolf (Rudy). The material, collected by Rudy Hockenheimer (now Ralph Hockley), documents the family's history and experiences in Germany; escape to Marseille, France; Julius's time in the internment camps of Les Milles and Gurs; Rudy Hockenheimer's work with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC); and the family's 1941 immigration to the United States on the ship Winnipeg, by way of Trinidad. Also includes material related to the history and experiences of the Eva (Fraenkel) Hockley and the Fraenkel family. Also includes materials about Howard Kershner, director of AFSC wartime relief operations in southern France, including a recording of his funeral service.