Log In| View Cart (0)
Browse: Collections Digital Content Subjects Creators Record Groups

Betty-Prins Haytt Papers

Overview

Abstract

Scope and Contents

Detailed Description

RG-51.01.01, Esther Prins (mother of Betty Prins-Hyatt passport) issued in the Netherlands with the marks of entering and living in France in 1942

RG-51.01.02, Food rationing stamps, France

RG-51.01.03, Letter from mayoral office of Lamastre certifying arrest and deportation of Nathan Prins

RG-51.01.04, Letter of Nathaniel Prins from prison dated 31 January 1943

RG-51.01.05, Postcard, Lisbon, ca 1941

RG-51.01.06, Postcard, Lisbon, May 1941

RG-51.01.07, Biogrraphical ntoes witten by Betty  Prins-Hyatt

RG-51.01.08, Wedding photograph, Nathaniel Prins and Esther Prins, the parents of Betty Prins-Hyatt



Contact us about this collection

Betty-Prins Haytt Papers, 1900-1945 | Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

By Staff

Printer-friendly Printer-friendly | Email Us Contact Us About This Collection

Collection Overview

Title: Betty-Prins Haytt Papers, 1900-1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1939 -- 1945

ID: RG-51/RG-51

Primary Creator: Prins-Hyatt, Betty

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Subjects: Antwerp (Belgium), Belgium (1939-1945), Betty Prins-Hyatt, postwar visit to France, meeting with the family of aid-givers, Carcassonne (France), Carcassonne Prison (Carcassonne, France), Communications with the families of aid-givers, postwar, Correspondence from a French prison, Nathaniel Prins, 1943, Correspondence from Lisbon to France, 1941 -- 1944, Correspondence from prisons in France, 1940 -- 1944, Deportation of Jews from France, 1940 -- 1944, Documents in Dutch language, Documents in English language, Documents in French language, Drancy internment camp (Paris, France), Emigration from Nazi Germany, Esther Prins, mother of Betty Hyatt, False identity papers, Family history, Hyatt, Family history documents, family photographs, Flight from German-occupied Belgium, Food coupons sheets, France, 1942 -- 1944, France (1940 -- 1945), France (1945--Present), Holocaust in France, Jewish refugees in France, Lamastre (France), Mr. Chambron from Lamastre, France, aid giver, Nathaniel Prins, deportation to Drance and to Auschwitz, Nathaniel Prins, father of Betty Hyatt, Officials, French, Passports, Dutch, Postwar visits of the Holocaust milieu, Prins Family, Belgium, Rationing of food, France, 1942 -- 1944, Rescue and aid in France, 1940 -- 1944, Rescue and aid in the Holocaust, Rescue and aid rendered to Jews in Lamastre, France, Resistance, France, The Netherlands (1940--1945), Vichy France (1942 -- 1944), Vichy France, 1940 -- 1942, Wedding photographs

Languages: Dutch;Flemish, French, English

Abstract

This Collection relates to the Holocaust-related story of rescue and aid rendered to Jews in Southern France in 1942 -- 1944

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes documents from the period of 1940 -1944, when the family of Betty Hyatt  found refuge in southern France. These documents comprise family documents and photographs, official documents and document related to to the Holocaust-related rescue and aid rendered to the families of Jewish immigrants in Southern France in 1942 -- 1944

Collection Historical Note

The Hyatt family of Antwerp, Belgium secured passage to a Dutch protectorate Surinam via Marseille, France. Owing to unfavorable conditions they were unable to realize their visas and remained in Vichy France. They settled in Lamastre, a village in southern France.

Nathaniel Prins, the father of Betty was informed by the French Resistance of the German plans to round up all non-French residents of the village. The French Resistance provided Nathaniel Prins with false papers allowing him to work and live in Pyrenees Mountains. While living in the Mountains German police arrested him on the accusation of posing under false identity (French).

With the help of the villagers, Betty’s mother had collected money to get her husband released, and they released him from a local prison. His freedom, indeed, did not last long, for the very same day the Gestapo arrested him, as a Jew. They deported him to the Drancy transit camp and then to Auschwitz. Nathaniel Prins did not survive Auschwitz.

The local neighbors remained sympathetic to Betty and her mother, especially Mr. Chambron. Nathaniel Prins in prison wrote a letter addressed to Mr. Chambron, adding a postscript in pencil while awaiting deportation to Drancy. Mr. Chambron had received this letter and since then kept in his house.

In 1976, the daughter of Mr. Chambron, while on the visit to Los Angeles, gave this letter to Ms. Prins-Hyatt, the daughter.

RG-51.01.01, Esther Prins (mother of Betty Prins-Hyatt passport) issued in the Netherlands with the marks of entering and living in France in 1942

RG-51.01.02, Food rationing stamps on two pages

RG-51.01.03, Letter from mayoral office of Lamastre certifying arrest and deportation of Nathan Prins

RG-51.01.04, Letter of Nathaniel Prins from prison dated 31 January 1943

RG-51.01.05, Postcard, Lisbon 1

RG-51.01.06, Postcard, Lisbon

RG-51.01.07, Provenance text written by Ms. Prins-Hyatt

RG-51.01.08, Wedding photograph, Nathaniel Prins and Esther Prins, the parents of Betty Prins-Hyatt

Subject/Index Terms

Antwerp (Belgium)
Belgium (1939-1945)
Betty Prins-Hyatt, postwar visit to France, meeting with the family of aid-givers
Carcassonne (France)
Carcassonne Prison (Carcassonne, France)
Communications with the families of aid-givers, postwar
Correspondence from a French prison, Nathaniel Prins, 1943
Correspondence from Lisbon to France, 1941 -- 1944
Correspondence from prisons in France, 1940 -- 1944
Deportation of Jews from France, 1940 -- 1944
Documents in Dutch language
Documents in English language
Documents in French language
Drancy internment camp (Paris, France)
Emigration from Nazi Germany
Esther Prins, mother of Betty Hyatt
False identity papers
Family history, Hyatt
Family history documents
family photographs
Flight from German-occupied Belgium
Food coupons sheets, France, 1942 -- 1944
France (1940 -- 1945)
France (1945--Present)
Holocaust in France
Jewish refugees in France
Lamastre (France)
Mr. Chambron from Lamastre, France, aid giver
Nathaniel Prins, deportation to Drance and to Auschwitz
Nathaniel Prins, father of Betty Hyatt
Officials, French
Passports, Dutch
Postwar visits of the Holocaust milieu
Prins Family, Belgium
Rationing of food, France, 1942 -- 1944
Rescue and aid in France, 1940 -- 1944
Rescue and aid in the Holocaust
Rescue and aid rendered to Jews in Lamastre, France
Resistance, France
The Netherlands (1940--1945)
Vichy France (1942 -- 1944)
Vichy France, 1940 -- 1942
Wedding photographs


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Document/Artifact of Item-Level:

[Document/Artifact of Item-Level 1: RG-51.01.01, Esther Prins (mother of Betty Prins-Hyatt passport) issued in the Netherlands with the marks of entering and living in France in 1942, 1942],
[Document/Artifact of Item-Level 2: RG-51.01.02, Food rationing stamps, France, 1940 -- 1944],
[Document/Artifact of Item-Level 3: RG-51.01.03, Letter from mayoral office of Lamastre certifying arrest and deportation of Nathan Prins, 1945],
[Document/Artifact of Item-Level 4: RG-51.01.04, Letter of Nathaniel Prins from prison dated 31 January 1943, January 1943],
[Document/Artifact of Item-Level 5: RG-51.01.05, Postcard, Lisbon, ca 1941, ca 1941],
[Document/Artifact of Item-Level 6: RG-51.01.06, Postcard, Lisbon, May 1941, 1941],
[Document/Artifact of Item-Level 7: RG-51.01.07, Biogrraphical ntoes witten by Betty  Prins-Hyatt, 1970s],
[Document/Artifact of Item-Level 8: RG-51.01.08, Wedding photograph, Nathaniel Prins and Esther Prins, the parents of Betty Prins-Hyatt, ca 1930s],
[All]

Document/Artifact of Item-Level 5: RG-51.01.05, Postcard, Lisbon, ca 1941, ca 1941Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Postcard, Lisbon, ca 1941
Subject/Index Terms:
Personal correspondence
Personal correspondence in France
Vichy France (1942 -- 1944)
France (1940 -- 1945)
Prins Family in France, 1942 -- 1944
Lisbon (Portugal)
Lamastre (France)
Family history, Prins
Documents in French language
Creators:
Betty Prins-Hyatt (1930s -- 1990s)


Page Generated in: 0.106 seconds (using 173 queries).
Using 7MB of memory. (Peak of 7.26MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.21 rev-3
Copyright ©2017 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign