Dientje Krant Kalisky Adkins photographs
Pre- and post-war photographs of Dientje Krant Kalisky Adkins, a Dutch Jew born in 1938 in Bussum, Netherlands, who, as a child, was hidden during World War II. Pre-war photographs show Krant and her family and friends in the Netherlands, including her grandparents, parents, and other family members. Post-war photographs show Krant with her siblings, cousins, children, and other family members in the Netherlands and Charleston, South Carolina. Also includes a photograph of one of the women who hid her during the war.
- Adkins, Diny K., 1938- (Person)
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Dientje Krant was born on May 20, 1938, in Bussum, Netherlands, to Evaline Hamel and Phillip Krant. Her family's home was located over the clothing store owned by her father, uncle, and grandfather. In 1942, she and her family were forced to go into hiding in Amsterdam to avoid deportation by the Nazis. Krant talked openly about being Jewish while in hiding. Her parents, concerned for everyone's safety, placed her in a children's home in Bussum.
Krant was taken out of the children's home and hidden with a nun at the recommendation of a man who hid Jews for money. The nun and her brother abused Krant, who was forced to live in a closet. Krant stayed with the nun from February 1943 until May 5, 1945, when Bussum was liberated and her parents were able to reclaim her. While vacationing in Germany as a young woman, Krant met Leonard Kalisky, a U.S. serviceman stationed in Germany. They married in Bussum in 1963 and settled in Charleston, South Carolina, near Kalisky's hometown of Kingstree.
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Pre- and post-World War II photographs of Dientje Krant Kalisky Adkins, a Dutch Jew born in 1938 in Bussum, Netherlands, who, as a child, was hidden during World War II. Photographs show Krant and her family and friends in the Netherlands, including her grandparents, parents, and other family members.
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Materials donated in 2000 by Dientje Krant Kalisky Adkins.
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Digital reproduction available online in the Lowcountry Digital Library.
Processed by Rebecca McClure, August 2011.
- Adkins, Diny K., 1938-
- Bussum (Netherlands)
- Hidden children (Holocaust) -- Netherlands
- Holocaust survivors -- Netherlands
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
- Jewish children in the Holocaust -- Netherlands
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities
- black-and-white negatives
- black-and-white slides
- digital images
- Inventory of the Dientje Krant Kalisky Adkins Photographs, 1938-2000
- Processed by: Rebecca McClure; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rebecca McClure
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