SUMMER HOURS: July 1 – September 30, 2018 — Tuesday through Saturday, 1pm – 4pm; tours at 1:30

Hidden Children

Rosette Gerbosi

Date of Birth:  August 15, 1932 Rosette was born in Paris, France in 1932.  Her father owned a fur coat factory, allowing her and the rest of her family a comfortable lifestyle.  “Life was very […]

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Renee Fritz

­­ Renee Fritz was born in 1937 in Vienna as Renee Schwalb. She was two years old when the war broke out. Renee’s mother was a clever and determined woman. She sent Renee on a […]

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Renee Beddouk

Renee Beddouk was born in Paris as Renee Krasnobroda. Her family was Jewish but not very religious. Both of her parents were naturalized French citizens. In 1942, Renee and her parents left Paris for Clermont […]

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Paul Tenenbaum

Paul Tenenbaum was born in July 1928 in Luxembourg. He had no siblings and spoke German at home. Paul attended Hebrew classes and belonged to an Orthodox synagogue. He experienced anti-Semitism in his childhood in […]

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Maud Dahme

Maud Dahme was born in Amersfoort, Holland. In 1942, the Germans sent letters to all the Jewish families ordering them to appear at a railroad station with one suitcase. The family was suspicious, and asked […]

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Matthew Yosafat

Matthew Yosafat was born in 1936 in Katerini, Greece. Before the war, he had a happy childhood and a great relationship with his family. He was one of the two Jews in his class and […]

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John Mann

John Mann was born Jose Mankowski in Paris, France on November 9th, 1926. When the Germans invaded Paris, the family left in their truck along with many other Parisians. However, after hearing that things were […]

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Jacques Van Dam

Jacques grew up in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with his family. “I grew up like every normal Dutch kid grew up… I did not experience, as far as I remember, any anti-Semitism in the Netherlands.” German forces […]

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Carla Benninga

Carla Meijer Benninga was born in 1928 in The Hague. Her family stayed there until they, like the rest of the Jewish Dutch, were forced to relocate to Amsterdam. Upon the beginning of the war […]

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Benno Benninga

Benjamin “Benno” Benninga was born in the Leeuwardern, Holland. Prior to the war the family was very well off due to Mr. Benninga’s shortening company. In 1940, they moved to Bussum and then Amsterdam two […]

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