Children in the Holocaust

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Children in the Holocaust

Items in the Children in the Holocaust Collection

Simone's Postcard to Monique
A postcard sent to Monique from her youngest sister, Simone, when she stayed at a convent after the war. Simone marked an "x" to show Monique where she slept. It is unknown how long she stayed at the convent, possibly until the age of 6.

Customs Canal in Marseille
A photograph of the "customs canal" in Marseille where Monique's father, Jules, worked as a ship chandler and owned a shop. When the Nazis invaded France, it was taken from him for "Aryanization."

Monique with her parents
Monique, pictured with her parents as a young child before the war.

Monique with her pet dog
Monique, pictured as a young child and with her pet dog at the age of 6.

Monique, Michline, and Simone together
Michline (left) and Simone (in a carriage) sit with Monique.

Letter from Jules and Valentine Alexander
The letter Jules and Valentine wrote to Monique and her grandmother informed the family of the situation at Drancy and their impending deportation to Auschwitz. A "charitable person" delivered the letter to Monique's grandmother.

Simone's Postcard to Monique (#2)
The postcard sent to Monique from her youngest sister, Simone, showed the outside of the convent where she resided, possibly until the age of 6.

Israeli Magazine Cover (1948-1949)
A magazine honoring female volunteers of the Israeli Army during the Independence War featured Monique on the cover.

Family Photograph with Monique
Monique (front and center in a black blazer) with her family, where she was honored at West Point for her volunteer efforts in the Israeli Independence War.

Golden Cross
The Polish Underground gave Selma a gold and ebony inlaid cross when Samuel (her father) first sought false papers in hopes of disguising her. Their first attempt to receive false papers failed, and Lina (her mother) wisely used the money to purchase…

IIIF Manifest

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