• The British Museum (London, England)

    The British Museum – Coins and Medals click title to view Almost 600 medals were acquired by the British Museum in London, England from M. Frankenhuis over the years in 1919-1921, mostly the product of German artists. George Hill, the Keeper of the British Museum was keen on acquiring these significant medals for the British Museum Collection since it was not possible for them to obtain from the belligerent countries during the first World War 1914 – 1918. However, as a citizen of neutral Netherlands, M. Frankenhuis was able to procure these medals. Although aliens were barred from England in 1919, these medals were “deemed of value to the nation”…

  • The Kadman Museum (Tel Aviv, Israel)

    Museum and Exhibit Kadman Numismatic Pavillion click title to view The vast store of World War I numismatic material of the Frankenhuis Collection numbering 1600 medals, medalets, and plaques pertaining to World War I and 500 items of World War II was donated in 1961 to the Kadman Numismatic Pavillion of Eretz Israel Museum, in Tel Aviv, Israel. Three years later, a special exhibit entitled: “Five Years of Nazi Domination as Told by Commemorative Medals” was curated. Kadman Museum WWI Centennial Exhibit click title to view A permanent World War I Centennial exhibit of the Frankenhuis Collection medals of World War I was launched in 2016. Selections from the largest…

  • 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

  • Published Photographs

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