Correspondence with Douglas-Dobschiner, Johanna-Ruth

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  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/349
  • Dates of Creation
      16/10/1957 - 24/11/1958
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Scope and Content

Correspondence regarding the Library’s provision with J. R. Douglas-Dobschiner’s eyewitness account on her persecution by the Nazis and her rescue by Dutch resistance fighter Bastiaan Jan Ader.

Administrative / Biographical History

Johann Ruth (Douglas-) Dobschiner was a Dutch Holocaust survivor. Born into an orthodox Jewish family in Germany, she emigrated to the Netherlands in the early 1930s. She survived the Nazi occupation with the help of resistance fighter Bastiaan Jan Ader. After the Second World War she converted to Christianity.

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