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Jacobowitz family papers, 1942-1945 1988.1115
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  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Arrangement note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note

  • Title: Jacobowitz family papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 1988.1115
    Contributing Institution: Tauber Holocaust Library
    Language of Material: Multiple languages
    Container: Archives Box 12
    Physical Description: 2.0 Folder(s)
    Date (inclusive): 1942-1945
    Abstract: This collection is comprised of documents and artifacts belonging to members of the Jacobowitz family and document their experiences during the Holocaust while imprisoned in Westerbork Concentration Camp in the Netherlands and in Terezin concentration camp in Czechoslovakia.
    Language of Materials note: Materials are primarily in German, Dutch and English.
    Creator: Jacobowitz family

    Biographical/Historical note

    Absent biographical material, most of this history is drawn from an examination of the collection documents themselves.
    Elfriede Ollendorff Jacobowitz (Jakobowitz) was born in Breslau, Germany in October 4, 1892. It appears that she and her family left Germany and settled in Utrecht in September 1941. By 1943 Elfriede was interned in Westerbork Concentration Camp. Correspondence indicates that the family of Elfriede Jacobowitz and the family of Henny Gabriele Jacobowitz were registered on an exchange list for Palestine and were so notified in November 1943. A response to a Red Cross message dated December 25, 1944 places Elfriede in Theresienstadt, Czechoslovakia. An identification card dated March 1945 indicates that she worked as a personnel clerk in a mica processing plant, presumably in Theresienstadt. In June 1945, Elfriede Jacobowitz requested repatriation to the Hague, Netherlands from the Czechoslovak Repatriation Office.
    Another family member, Henny Gabriele Jacobowitz, to whom correspondence regarding the Palestine prisoner exchange was sent, was born on August 20, 1923 in Breslau and perished in Bergen-Belsen camp on March 30, 1945, according to In Memoriam. Sdu Uitgeverij Koninginnegracht, Den Haag 1995.

    Arrangement note

    The collection is divided between documents and artifacts, and within each series, to the extent possible, chronologically.

    Preferred Citation note

    Jacobowitz family papers - 1988-1115, Tauber Holocaust Library - JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco, California

    Scope and Contents note

    The collection comprises documents and artifacts of the Jacobowitz family during the period 1942-1945. It documents the experiences of the family who deported to Westerbork, a transit camp in the Netherlands, and in Terezin, a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. Of particular interest may be a bulletin listing what possessions deportees were allowed to take Westerbork. Artifacts include a yellow Jewish star badge and an armband from Westerbork
    Documents indicate that members of this family were chosen for a prisoner exchange to Palestine, but at least one member was a displaced person in Czechoslovakia after the war ended.

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Westerbork (Concentration camp).
    Correspondence -- Netherlands
    Family papers -- Netherlands
    Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Netherlands
    Stars of David -- Netherlands
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Netherlands