Hemelraad family papers 1988.1132
Finding aid prepared by Judith Janec
Tauber Holocaust Library
JFCS Holocaust Center
2245 Post Street
San Francisco, CA, 94115
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
There are no restrictions to access for this collection.
There are no restrictions to use for this collection.
Digital copies of selected photographs and correspondence from this collection are available.
[item] [date], Hemelraad family papers - 1988.1132, Tauber Holocaust Library - JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco, California
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.
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).
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Netherlands
Jewish families -- Netherlands
Jews -- Amsterdam
Netherlands -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam