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Fred Vendig family collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of wartime drawings, a pocket calendar, correspondence, papers, photographs, and printed materials relating to the experiences of Ernst and Charlotte Vendig, their sons Fritz (Fred) and Heiner (Henry) and their family before and during the Holocaust in Germany, during their unsuccessful 1939 voyage on the M.S. St. Louis, their internment in French detention camps and escape to Switzerland, and their emigration to the United States after the war.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1999 by Fred Vendig and in 2013 by Stephanie Vendig, wife of Fred Vendig.
Date
1859-2002
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Fred Vendig papers

Document | Accession Number: 1999.A.0089.1

Date
1859-2002
Fred Vendig papers

Portrait of a pipe smoking man interned at Gurs drawn by another inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2013.486.2

Geography
creation : Gurs (Concentration camp); Gurs (France)
Date
after 1940 May-before 1940 December
Portrait of a pipe smoking man interned at Gurs drawn by another inmate

German Jewish refugee child's still life of an apple, ashtray, and a smoking pipe

Object | Accession Number: 2013.486.3

Geography
creation : Maur (Switzerland)
Date
1944 December 04
German Jewish refugee child's still life of an apple, ashtray, and a smoking pipe

Child's drawing of trees along the lake done by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2013.486.4

Geography
creation : Maur (Switzerland)
Date
1945 July 08
Child's drawing of trees along the lake done by a German Jewish refugee

Child's sketch of 2 boys parading with a Swiss flag by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2013.486.5

Geography
creation : Maur (Switzerland)
Date
1944 December 17
Child's sketch of 2 boys parading with a Swiss flag by a German Jewish refugee

Child's watercolor of a house near a lake in the Alps by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2013.486.6

Geography
creation : Maur (Switzerland)
Date
1944 April
Child's watercolor of a house near a lake in the Alps by a  German Jewish refugee

Child's drawing of 2 houses near the mountains by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2013.486.7

Geography
creation : Maur (Switzerland)
Date
1944
Child's drawing of 2 houses near the mountains by a German Jewish refugee

Child's sketch of a man listening to a radio drawn by a young German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2013.486.8

Geography
creation : Maur (Switzerland)
Date
approximately 1944-1945
Child's sketch of a man listening to a radio drawn by a young German Jewish refugee

Child's drawing of a faraway house by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2013.486.9

Geography
creation : Maur (Switzerland)
Date
approximately 1944
Child's drawing of a faraway house by a German Jewish refugee

Child’s pencil sketch of 2 boys in beds listening to the radio by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2013.486.10

Geography
creation : Maur (Switzerland)
Date
approximately 1945
Child’s pencil sketch of 2 boys in beds listening to the radio by a German Jewish refugee

Child’s drawing of train tracks approaching a tunnel by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2013.486.11

Geography
creation : Maur (Switzerland)
Date
approximately 1944-1945
Child’s drawing of train tracks approaching a tunnel by a German Jewish refugee

Child's drawing of a large ocean liner by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2013.486.12

Geography
creation : Maur (Switzerland)
Date
1945 April
Child's drawing of a large ocean liner by a German Jewish refugee

Child's watercolor of a house near a road leading to the Alps by a young Jewish boy

Object | Accession Number: 2013.486.13

Geography
creation : Maur (Switzerland)
Date
1944 July 21
Child's watercolor of a house near a road leading to the Alps by a young Jewish boy

Child's two sided drawing of a house and 4 watercolor studies by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2013.486.14

Geography
creation : Maur (Switzerland)
Date
approximately 1945
Child's two sided drawing of a house and 4 watercolor studies by a German Jewish refugee

Child's depiction of an imagined aerial battle drawn by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2013.486.15

Geography
creation : Maur (Switzerland)
Date
1944
Child's depiction of an imagined aerial battle drawn by a German Jewish refugee

Child's collage of a man's face over New York City by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2013.486.16

Date
approximately 1946
Child's collage of a man's face over New York City by a German Jewish refugee

Black leather photo wallet used by a young German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2013.486.17

Geography
use : Maur (Switzerland)
Date
approximately 1939-approximately 1946
Black leather photo wallet used by a young German Jewish refugee

Faux alligator photo wallet used by a young German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2013.486.18

Geography
use : Maur (Switzerland)
Date
approximately 1939-approximately 1946
Faux alligator photo wallet used by a young German Jewish refugee
 
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