• The Jewish Museum (New York)

    Lodz Ghetto coins donated to Jewish Museum in New York, 1965 “Der Aelteste der Juden in Litzmannstadt” (The Oldest of the Jews in Litzmannstadt) During the World War 1939-1945 the words “concentration camp” became words of fear. Unlike prisoner-of-war camps and internment camps which gave at least some recognition of the rules of war, concentration camps were slave labor and death camps, with the emphasis on death. Other than political prisoners, the bulk of the concentration camp inmates was comprised of races that the rulers of Germany seemed determined to eradi- cate, with the Jews in first place. Six million died in these camps, the result of starvation, brutality, shooting…

  • Get Out

    Later in the history books, people will probably read that it was maybe a minority of the Germans who wanted war. But I want to tell these people: do not believe it. I know. Read my books, circulars, diaries. This is the real thing and – Maybe? – the historic books are fairy tales, a distortion of the facts in the years 1933…… And I should like to tell this to my people and their offspring. If there ever is a persecution again, when a minority is treated again as an inferior individual, it is the duty of every responsible person to… get out… clear out… And if it is…

  • Going into Hiding

    Rita, the good soul, the “Angel” as my mother calls her, stands in front of her house, knowing the time about which I would leave and accompanying mea little way on my road to lighten the heavy gait. “Here is something for the nerves” when she pushes a little bottle into my hand and dropping a few pills in one of my side-pockets.” When you enter the lodgings, you take a tablet.” How good it is at this moment to have a human being who has got pity on you, to relieve you from your pains and what is more, to hear her prophecies “that this spook will only last…

  • Prince Louis Ferdinand

    Three Hohenzollern, three S.A. Men! On March 1934 the German Ex-crown prince Wilhelm let himself be photographed at the castle Caecilian-Hof with both of his sons. At that time Hitler was in power for a good year. The ex-crown prince (middle) on this occasion was wearing the uniform of motor- S.A.- man, Prince Hubertus (left ) the uniform of “Sturmfuhrer ” (Com.commandant with the S. A.) Reserve I and prince Friedrich (right) that of ” Oberscharfuhrer ” of the Reserve I. The sons were holding a higher office (order) than their father. The picture was published of the son of Kaiser Wilhelm II, the crown prince together with his 2…

  • Burgsteinfurt

    July 1966 Every year when I go to Europe I visit the city of Burgsteinfurt and this time again, the middle of July, 1966.I was born in this place on February 24, 1894 in the Kirchstrasze No. 17. This house has now been transformed and quite different compared to what it looked like before.It was an old house. I always was a citizen of the Netherlands, as according to the law, a child takes the nationality of the Father, different to that of the U.S.A. In this country, you are an American when you are born here.When I wanted to immigrate to the U.S.A. prior to the War 1939 –…

  • Personal Effects

    Two custom display cases created by Maurice Frankenhuis to house all of his personal effects that he managed to carry with him through the camps and left with. His descriptions on the left are his full explanation and expressive regard for its value to him in the environment of the concentration camps.

  • Exhibit of Hitler Medals

    Maurice Frankenhuis collected medallic tributes of Adolf Hitler as important evidence within the scope of the historical narrative. His coin show exhibits of ‘Arch-Enemy No.1’ in the 1960’s drew the attention of onlookers, and he eagerly spent his time and energy speaking about the evils of Nazi Germany and the lessons of the Holocaust, educating people about the dictator who plunged the world into war and orchestrated the systematic extermination of the Jewish people and other minorities. His exhibit banners declared: “One killed is murder – Millions killed is statistics.” ‘This was not War – This was Murder’.

  • 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