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Anholt and van Dijk family fonds
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Emma van Dijk was born in 1930, to Philp and Juliette van Dijk. Philp and Juliette divorced when Emma was six years old. Philip married Keetje Kalf in 1941. Juliette and Emma took on different identities when the Nazis invaded the Netherlands. Emma was a hidden child. Her father and step-mother were killed in the Holocaust.
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Juliette Celine Anholt was born in 1905 and lived in Amsterdam during World War II. Juliette was married to Philp van Dijk and had a daughter, Emma, in 1930. They were divorced when Emma was six. Juliette and Emma took on different identities when the Nazis invaded the Netherlands.
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The fonds consists of the following material: Juliette Celine Anholt, identity card, proof of citizenship, ration cards and printed coupons; also a fake identity card in the name of Helene Engelina Heukers – all with photographs except for the ration cards. Emma (her daughter), a ration card in the name of Emma van Dijk, two school notebooks ca. 1940-42, a book entitled Joosje uit de Heidehut with an inscription from her father on the occasion of her tenth birthday in 1941, a drawing of a child's face 1947, Duik-Kaart 24 April 1945 about her hidden status, an identification card with Nazi stamps 1940s, a psychiatric report dated 8 January 1947, cloth-covered folk dolls of an Orthodox Jewish couple of Polish origin (given to Emma by her father in 1941); for Keetje Kalf, 4 postcards to her parents 1937. There are six original loose photographs of Juliette, Emma, and other family members, an original photograph of her school class in 1938-39 and a photo reproduction of Emma, her brother and sister (March 1943). There is one reproduction of a photograph of Emma’s fifth grade class. Also in the fonds are some documents of Erich Weisz whom Emma met after the war and married. Two identity cards were issued to him in English by the Allied Expeditionary Force in 1945. The third is a letter in Dutch from the Central Registration Office for Jews, 20 December 1945, addressed to Erich Weisz [spelt Weiss on the document].
Emmy Weisz has written some brief recollections of that time which are available with the fonds.
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