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Accession Number: NEKHC:2014.7.6

Object: Letter

Physical Description: Handwritten pencil on paper, fragile, fading. Complete.

Information: This letter is one of six documents donated together, in connection with Jopie Vedder.

Further Information

This letter is one of six documents which were donated together. The documents include letters written to Jopie Vedder by a relative of her partner, and a letter to Jopie from Westerbork Transit Camp written by her partner, who was a Jewish man from Amsterdam. The pair had been living together in Amsterdam during the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands. Jopie was not Jewish, however her partner was, and he was arrested by the Nazi regime and held in Westerbork. The circumstances of his death are not known, however he did not survive the Holocaust. His relative survived the Holocaust and having spent time in an American run hospital in Dachau, was transferred to Maastricht where he was able to write to Jopie. This letter is currently undergoing further research, and we will update our information as soon as possible. The donor’s mother had been friends with Jopie since becoming a lodger in her boarding house at the end of the Second World War. The pair remained good friends and Jopie travelled with the family to Zambia for a time, before returning to Holland. Jopie was around twenty years older than the donor’s mother, she never married or took another partner.  

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