• Shawls

    Nazi liquidation of Dutch institutions With the pilfering of the various institutions; well, in the old days it was called in German “klauen” (pilfer), now it is called in German “einnehmen” (take in). Let me use the old way, that is: With the pilfering of the various institutions, like: De Joodsche Invaliede (The Jewish Invalid) in the city of Amsterdam Het Joodsche Weeshuis (The Jewish Orphanage House) of The Hague Het Apeldoornsche Bosch (The Apeldoorn Forst) of Apeldoorn And various others in the country – including very many synagogues – their inhabitants left for an unknown destination somewhere in the East. Suddenly there was an oversupply of shawls, an abundance…

  • Commander Gemmeker

    Maurice Frankenhuis, an inmate at the deportation camp Westerbork in Holland, procured sketches and schematics and clandestine photographs. Commander Gemmecke, now commonly spelled Gemmeker, overseeing Jews being loaded into transport trains at Westerbork concentration camp. The identical scene was captured by two artists: Werner Lowenhardt, an artist, and a photographer – from a different perspective. Notice the identical tree, smoke, and wheelbarrow, and of course, Gemmecke standing with his hands clasped behind his back. Sketch and photograph of Gemmecke in Westerbork Artifacts from the Frankenhuis Collection

  • Catalog of World War I Medals

    At the age of 25, Maurice Frankenhuis published his Catalog of Medals relative to World War I, describing with photographs the largest private collection in the world which he assembled and then subsequently donated to the British Museum and the Kadman Museum. It was published in English, Dutch and French. It is considered to be the most comprehensive reference work of medallic issues related to World War I. Catalog of Medals of World War I by M. Frankenhuis, (English 1919) Click title to view .PDF

  • New Film based on Frankenhuis Interview with Gemmeker at Westerbork

    A half hour docudrama film based on the self-published story of Maurice Frankenhuis’ interview with the Westerbork Commander Gemmeker premiered at the Westerbork Camp Remembrance Center on September 13, 2019. This date is exactly 75 years after the last transport from the camp. Frankenhuis Interview with Gemmeker Film Description Excerpt Press Release of Docudrama film first shown in September 2019

  • Interview with Gemmecke at Westerbork

    Maurice Frankenhuis spent the post-war years after the liberation researching and documenting the war. In 1948, he obtained permission to go back to the Westerbork camp in the Netherlands, and to interview its Commander, Albert Gemmecke, still being detained in prison prior to sentencing. Frankenhuis published notes from his five-hour interview together with many photographs taken while the camp was operating, and upon his return. It was published in English and Dutch. Westerbork and an interview with its Commander Gemmecke in 1948 by M. Frankenhuis (English, 1948) Click title to view .PDF Excerpt of First 15 pages

  • Published Photographs

    Photographs and narratives from the Frankenhuis Collection contributed to The Holocaust, The destruction of European Jewry 1933 – 1945, published in 1968.