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Dolf and Cato Ringel papers

Document | Accession Number: 1993.123.10

Dolf and Cato Ringel were a Jewish couple residing in Amsterdam, before escaping German occupation and living in Spain. Their papers include correspondence from family members, identification and food distribution cards, and documents relating to the death of Dolf’s father Meilach. Other items include permits of residence and certificates of safe passage, as well as a revocation of German citizenship. Also included are various news clippings, and a copy of Dolf’s memoir recalling his journey.

The Dolf and Cato Ringel papers contain correspondence and documents collected during their time during the Holocaust. The correspondence comes primarily from Cato’s brother Eddy, while living in Spain and later some postcards while imprisoned at Jawischowitz concentration camp. The letters, as well as the postcards from Cato’s parents, are written with fictitious names and facts in order to elude Nazi detection. Other items include food distribution cards for Cato’s family, a fake Belgian identity card for Cato’s mother (Elizabeth Parfumeur), and a Dutch identification card for Dolf’s mother, Taube Ringel. Official documentation includes French documents relating to Cato’s stay in France, German papers concerning revocation of German citizenship and exemption from internment camps, and medical documents relating to the death of Dolf’s father, Meilach Ringel. Also included are various news clippings and a copy of Dolf’s memoir, Safe Conduct.

inclusive:  1940-1989
1 box
Record last modified: 2021-11-10 13:06:12
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