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Hemelraad family papers 1988.1132
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  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Existence and Location of Copies note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Biographical/Historical note

  • Title: Hemelraad family papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 1988.1132
    Contributing Institution: Tauber Holocaust Library
    Language of Material: Dutch; Flemish
    Container: Archives Box 4
    Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet comprising correspondence, documents and photographs
    Date (inclusive): 1932-1947
    Abstract: This collection comprises photographs, documents and correspondence documenting the fate of members of a Dutch Jewish family, the Hemelraads, during the Holocaust.
    Language of Materials note: All documentation in the collection is in Dutch; partial English translations are available.
    creator: Hemelraad family

    Conditions Governing Access note

    There are no restrictions to access for this collection.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions to use for this collection.

    Existence and Location of Copies note

    Digital copies of selected photographs and correspondence from this collection are available.

    Preferred Citation note

    [item] [date], Hemelraad family papers - 1988.1132, Tauber Holocaust Library - JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco, California

    Scope and Contents note

    This collection documents the fate of several members of a Dutch Jewish family during the Holocaust and reflects the experiences of many Jews living in Nazi-occupied Holland during World War II. The collection is comprised of photographs of the three siblings, Carla, Wim and Lex Hemelraad; correspondence written during that period by them, including a letter sent from Westerbork by Lex Hemelraad; war-time registration certificates; and post-war death certificates and notices from the Red Cross of the Netherlands.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Willem Alexander Hemelraad (1915-1942), Alexander Leo J. Hemelraad (b.1909-1944), and Caroline Rose Wilhelmina Hemelraad (b. 1909-1943) were the children of Abraham Hemelraad and Juliette Sophie Horn (1882-1943). All perished during the Holocaust; Abraham Hemelraad died before the onset of World War II.
    The Hemelraad family were residents of Amsterdam, who fled to Rotterdam during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. They were in hiding before their arrests and deportation to Westerbork concentration camp. From Westerbork they were sent to Auschwitz, where they died in the gas chambers.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Auschwitz (Concentration camp).
    Westerbork (Concentration camp).
    Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Family papers
    Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Netherlands
    Jewish families -- Netherlands
    Jews -- Amsterdam
    Jews, Dutch
    Netherlands -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam