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Dientje Krant Kalisky Adkins photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1065-017

Collection Overview

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.

Dates

  • 1938-2000

Creator

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

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.

Extent

0.1 linear feet (2 folders)

Language of Materials

No linguistic content; Not applicable

Abstract

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.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are descibed at the folder level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2000 by Dientje Krant Kalisky Adkins.

Alternate Form of Materials

Digital reproduction available online in the Lowcountry Digital Library.

Related Material

Related materials in College of Charleston Special Collections include a 1997 oral history interview with Dientje Krant Kalisky Adkins (Mss 1035-145), a 1992 videotaped interview with Adkins in South Carolina Voices: Lessons from the Holocaust (Mss 1070 and D804.3 .S34 1992), and a 2002 videotaped interview with Adkins in For Every Person There is a Name (D804.3 .F68 2002).

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca McClure, August 2011.

Creator

Source

Title
Inventory of the Dientje Krant Kalisky Adkins Photographs, 1938-2000
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Rebecca McClure; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rebecca McClure
Date
2011
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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