• Radio sets and BBC Broadcasts

    SURRENDER OF RADIO SETS OF THE JEWS (1941) “The Mayor and Aldermen herewith give notice that Radio sets have to be surrendered by the Jews in the school of the Van Dijckstraat”.This was one of the headlines in the local papers, followed up by a long statement of date, hour, family name to start with letter A/ etc. including…as where to hand these radios in. Also it is mentioned in the papers that the surrendering of these sets is to be placed for safekeeping and that they will be returned later to the owners.For the umpteenth time it is mentioned those who have to be considered as a Jew…… The…

  • Justice Hans Hofmeyer

    Letter to German lawyer in charge of first Auschwitz trial. THE FRANKENHUIS COLLECTION1914 – 1918 1939-1945 M. FRANKENHUIS221 WEST 82ND STREETNEW YORK 24, N.Y.ENDICOTT 2-6758 April 7, 1964 To his Excellency Hon. Justice Hans HofmeyerFrankfurt a/M Respectfully, Your Honor: The Press is daily reporting the essence of the trial in Frankfurt of the twenty-two defendants charged with homicide and unheard inhumanity at Auschwitz-Birkenau committed about twenty years ago. These reports engage the attention of civilized persons everywhere and arouse their revulsion at the sworn recital of savagery by them and the entire establishment. They are true symbols, which resulted in the satanic obliteration of about six million European Jews, of…

  • Simon Wiesenthal

    Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal corresponds with Maurice Frankenhuis requesting information DOKUMENTATIONSZENTRUM BUNDES JODISCHER VERFOLGTER DES NAZIREG?MES10 10 WIEN I, RUDOLFSP LATZ 7/111BAN KVERBINDUNGAILGEMEINE WIRTSCHAFTSBANK WIENKONTO NR. 306/00DRESDNER BANK, FRANKFURTKONTO NR. 18/236100WIEN, den December 19th,1967Telefon 63 90 932, 63 30 302 Mr. M. Frankenhuis221 West 82nd StreetNew York 24, N.Y.U SA Dear Mr. Frankenhuis, I am sure that you are informed about the collaborator of Eichmann, Erich R a j a (Rajakowitsch) whom I described in my book and has now a few proceedings against me.He can afford it as he is a multimillionaire. Raja has been condemned in Vienna to 2 1/2 years of jail for having send a cable…

  • Is Paris Burning?

    Notes by an Eye-Witness to the Burning of Rotterdam,an Assignment carried out by Lt. Col. von Choltitz IS PARIS BURNING? LARRY COLLINS and DOMINIQUE LAPIERRE SIMON AND SCHUSTER NEW YORK (General Dietrich von Choltitz, Fortress Commander) For this officer of irreproachable loyalty whom Hitler had decided to send to Paris, the war had begun at 5:30 on May 10, 1940. Jumping out of the first JU-52 to land on Rotterdam airport, Lt. Colonel von Choltitz, at the head of the 3rd Battalion of the 16th Regiment of Airborne Infantry, had that morning led the whole German blitzkrieg in the west. He was the first German officer to invade the Low…

  • Dr. Hermann Eich

    In conclusion, let me say that you and other German apologists today have no cause to point accusingly at the world for the fact of the unloved Germans. It might be more rational to accept them as the unlovable Germans. And if it is not already too late, might I suggest that the only thing left for Germans of good will is to undertake a program of re-education beginning with the youth before it becomes contaminated by the ideology of its fathers. Perhaps then the German people would have a chance to redeem themselves. Their history can claim no justification. See full letter from M. Frankenhuis below December 29, 1965…

  • Marlene Dietrich

    Marlene Dietrich corresponds with Maurice Frankenhuis requesting he provide vital data to Yad Vashem of names of victims. Marlene Dietrich was a German-American actress and singer known for her humanitarian efforts during the war, housing German and French exiles, providing financial support and even advocating their American citizenship. 1st October, 1965.Mr. Paul Breuer,Advertising Director, B.O.A.C.,Frankfurt on Main, GERMANY. Dear Mr. Breuer,In the national edition of the “New York Times” of 29th September last an article appeared with the headline: MARLENE DIETRICH AD GROUNDED IN GERMANY. The advertisement, showing Marlene Dietrich seated in one of the airline seats to illustrate elegance and comfort, was not accepted for publication in German periodicals,…

  • Captain Otto Kretschmer

    Maurice Frankenhuis’ letter to Captain Otto Kretschmer reacting to his remarks upon the launching of the first new submarine since the end of World War II. October 24, 1961Capt. Otto KretschmarCommander of the Federal Navy’s ForcesBonn, Germany Dear Captain Kretschmar: In the October 22, 1961, edition of The New York Times, I read an article, beginning, “The Germans, who developed the submarine into a major weapon of war, launched today the first submarine they had built since 1945.” There was also a photograph of this submarine and the comment, “She is said to be as fast underwater as Hitler’s wartime U-boats were on the surface.” The article also read: “U-Boat…

  • 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…