The British Museum (London, England)
WWI Medals Donated to British Museum 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” and in exchange Maurice Frankenhuis…
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…
Columbia University Library (New York, U.S.A.)
Rare Books and Manuscripts Library Frankenhuis Collection of World War I Posters 5,000 posters of World War I, amassed by Maurice Frankenhuis of the Frankenhuis Collection were donated in 1975 to Columbia University Rare Books and Manuscripts Library in New York. Columbia University Libraries Archival Collections World War I posters from a collection of almost 5.000 that survived two world wars, Nazi looting and 26 years in the basement of a West Side apartment house, have been put on display at Columbia University. A gift of the family of a concentration camp survivor, the collection gives Columbia a total of about 8,000 World War I posters, one of 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’.