Saga of a Dutch Family

Arnold Goldsteen Family

 

Introduction

    The following documents depict aspects of the daily life of the family of Arnold Goldsteen, residing in Amsterdam.  For information on the German occupation of Amsterdam, please go to the following:  Amsterdam, Netherlands and Netherlands.

Documents

    Telephone Service      Below are thumbnails of documents pertaining to telephone service.  The first is the front and back of an official postcard dated November 25, 1940, advising Goldsteen that a telephone would be installed in his home.  The second is the front and back of a folded letter postmarked January 26, 1943, from the Amsterdam Judenrat notifying Goldsteen that the German authorities rejected his request to keep his telephone.  Please click on the thumbnail to see the full image, and then click your back key or "Telephone Service" in the left frame to return.

    Travel Permits        Below are thumbnails of documents pertaining to travel applications.  The first is a receipt for the 25 cent administration cost for a travel  permit application dated November 21, 1941.  The second is a receipt for the 10 cent administration cost for a travel  permit application dated May, 1942.  Please click on the thumbnail to see the full image, and then click your back key or "Travel Permits" in the left frame to return.

 

    Housing        Below are thumbnails of documents pertaining to housing matters.  The first is a letter dated July, 1942, from the Municipal Office for Jewish Billeting informing the Goldsteen family that their home has been listed for billeting of Jewish evacuees. The letting or other disposal of a room or part of the home may not be done without the approval of such office.  A request for permission must provide the information listed in the form.  The second item is an official printed letter dated July, 1942, from the Municipal Office of Jewish Billeting informing the Goldsteen family that their home is to be surveyed for possible billeting and requiring them to coordinate a visit to the house.  Please click on the thumbnail to see the full image, and then click your back key or "Housing" in the left frame to return.

 

    Medical        Below are thumbnails of documents pertaining to medical matter.  The first is a declaration dated April, 1943, to the Nederlandsch-Israelietisch Ziekenhuis that Mauritz Goldsteen (Arnold's father) is hospitalized and is entitled to special products.  The next is the front and back of a  postcard dated April 2, 1943, from Mauritz (in the hospital) to Arnold, in which Mauritz advises Arnold that he had been x-rayed and seen by a neurologist.  He also asks that someone bring him a loaf of bread.   The third item is the front and back of a  postcard dated April 6, 1943, from Mauritz (in the hospital) to Arnold, in which Mauritz asks that someone bring him various items such as money, newspapers and writing paper.  The last item is the front and back of a declaration by a doctor that Arnold Goldsteen is suffering from ulcers and needs four to six weeks of bed rest and special diet.   Please click on the thumbnail to see the full image, and then click your back key or "Medical" in the left frame to return.

 

    Miscellaneous        Below are thumbnails of three miscellaneous items.  The first is the front and back of a report for persons of part Jewish blood pursuant to laws enacted in 1941.  This report covers Raimonde Constance Goldsteen (apparently Arnold's daughter) and indicates that she has two Jewish grandparents.  The second item is a the front and back of a lettersheet postmarked July 11, 1943, from the Amsterdam Judenrat requiring Arnold to come to the Judenrat's information office.  The third item is the front and back of a notice from the Department Van Sociale Zeken, postmarked March 31, 1944, ordering Arnold to come to its office and not bring any belongings.  This might have been a deportation order.  Please click on the thumbnail to see the full image, and then click your back key or "Miscellaneous" in the left frame to return.

   

    Allied Occupation        Below are thumbnails of documents pertaining to the Allied occupation.  The first is the front and back of an Allied Military Identity Card, dated December 8, 1944, issued to Arnold who had become a Lieutenant.  The second is an Officer's Ration Card stamped October 25, 1945.  The next item is a letter from the Amsterdam Judenrat, dated March 4, 1945, that they had been advised by the commission charged with protecting the interests of the former Dutch forces that the request for special protection for several persons had been rejected.  The next item is a telegram, dated May 29, 1945, from the Third British Infantry Division via the Netherlands Liaison Officer that an extension of compassionate leave had been granted to Lt. Goldsteen.  The last item is a letter, dated July 7, 1945, from the Third British Infantry Division via the Netherlands Liaison Officer that a court of inquiry will be held on July 9, 1945 to investigate the circumstances surrounding the knocking down of a child by Lt. Goldsteen while he was driving a jeep.

       

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