Collection of 62 Original WWII Photographs of Normandy and Jewish Refugees in Holland
62 original large-format silver gelatin prints from WWII, some press photographs, including 11 of the arrival of the Allied forces in Normandy, 9 of those with typed captions in English to verso describing the various types of landing craft and handwritten captions in Dutch, three stamped "H. van Amstel, Murmerwoude", along with additional photographs depicting the Jewish quarter of Amsterdam and the deportation of the Jews, soldiers and officers, Adolf Hitler, Queen Wilhelmina, destruction, and street scenes. Overall very good condition, almost all with tack holes to corners, one Normandy photograph with one-inch tear to bottom and significant creasing. 5 photographs 9 3/8" x 11 3/4", 9 Normandy photographs 11 7/8" x 14 7/8", all others 11 3/4" x 15 3/4". Loose as issued, many printed on Agfa photographic paper, housed in stiff cardboard portfolio with black grosgrain ribbon ties and typed label affixed to the front cover which reads "Originele Foto's, van D. Day Normandie, 6/6/44". N.p. (primarily Amsterdam and Normandy) circa 1941-44. An important collection of original photographs representing a range of some of the most notable events of World War II. The scenes illustrated in the photos include landing craft and troops coming ashore at Normandy, victory banners in Holland, the Jewish quarter in Amsterdam, Carnation Day in Amsterdam, a cross marking the grave of an unknown British soldier from the 1st Airborne Division who died at the Battle of Arnhme, "Jews Not Welcome" signs, Queen Wilhelmina speaking to her people over Radio Oranje, the deportation of Jews to concentration camps, Adolf Hitler shaking hands with Albert Speer, a Jewish couple in hiding in Amsterdam, troops of soldiers, war-torn cities, and concentration camp prisoners. (Inventory #: 48430)
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