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Ammy and Nico Herschel collection

Document | Accession Number: 2004.595.2

The Ammy and Nico Herschel collection consists of correspondence, personal papers, biographical materials, newspapers, speeches, programs, and ephemera relating to the pre-war and wartime experiences of Ammy Herschel (née Weyel/Weijel) and Nice Herschel of the Netherlands.

The biographical materials includes the diaries of Nico Herschel written in the Netherlands from July 1, 1933 to September 7, 1942; Nico Herschel’s school diplomas and report cards, 1927-1928; 1931-1937; Nico Herschel’s ID card for hiking organization, 1935; and Ammy Weyel’s Zionist membership card, September 1940. The Herschel family papers also include documents that were sent into hiding with Tswi Herschel. These documents were buried by the de Jongh family for safekeeping, and were returned to Tswi after the war.

The correspondence series contains Herschel family correspondence; telegrams sent to Ammy and Nico Herschel following their wedding in 1942; postcards sent by Herman Herschel from Westerbork camp and Dalfsen labor camp; and business correspondence.

Manuscripts of speeches given by Nico Herschel; handwritten Hebrew lessons; programs, 1935-1937; wedding invitations and table place cards, 1942; the newsletter Joodse Jeugdfederatie, 1940-1941; De Joodsche Wachter, 1940; and an illustrated life calendar created by Nico Herschel for his son Tswi Josef Herschel, 1942 are also included in the collection.

inclusive:  1927-1942
1 box
2 oversize folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Tswi Herschel
Record last modified: 2022-10-12 10:31:36
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