Marion (van Binsbergen) Pritchard
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Marion Philippina (van Binsbergen) Pritchard (1920 - 2016)

Marion Philippina (Marion) Pritchard formerly van Binsbergen
Born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Nederlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [private brother (1930s - unknown)]
Wife of — married 18 Apr 1947 in Windsheim, Bayern, Deutschlandmap
[children unknown]
Died in Washington, D.C., USAmap
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Marion (van Binsbergen) Pritchard rescued many Jewish children during the Holocaust.

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Biography

Interview with Marion Pritchard telling about her life[1].

Marion (van Binsbergen) Pritchard was a Dutch woman who rescued many Jewish children during the Holocaust. After World War II she moved to the United States with her husband. She later lectured frequently about her experiences during the war.

Emily Langer wrote, "She credited her father, a Dutch judge who abhorred the Nazi ideology, and her mother, an Englishwoman who raised her daughter in the Anglican faith, with instilling in her a sense of justice and moral resolve."[2]

Birth

Cardowner- kaarthouder: [van] Binsbergen, Marion Philippina
geboortedatum:1920 [3]

Cardowner - kaarthouder: [van] Binsbergen, J.
geboortedatum: 21-11-1874 Family card with recorded birth date and place of Marion: 7 November 1920, Amsterdam.[4]

Marriage

Marion van Binsbergen married Captain Anton Arnold Pritchard on 18 April 1947 in Windsheim, Bayern, Germany, he was working and director of the U.N.R.R.A Area Team Windsheim, Marion was welfare officer of the same Team [5]

Emigration

Short after the marriage they emigrated to the USA departing from Berlin on 29 May, 1947 and arriving in New York on 30 May 1947, their final destination was Rhode Island, North Providence 36, Wellesly Ave [6]

Death

Death: Het Parool 21 December 2016, 21:26:
Amsterdamse verzetsvrouw Marion Pritchard overleden
Marion Pritchard, born in 1920 in Amsterdam as Marion van Binsbergen daughter of a judge, today passed away in her hometown Washington at the age of 96 years. Pritchard for certain saved 150 jews in WWII. [7][2]

Sources

  1. Oral history interview with Marion Pritchard Marion Pritchard, born November 7, 1920 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, describes her apolitical family; her brother; her family’s Jewish friends; how her father was upset with the Dutch government because they didn’t just open their borders to refugees; her work finding foster homes for Jewish children and also hiding Jews; how her family did not know all of what she was doing, which was for their safety; the widespread antisemitism in Holland; being imprisoned for six months in a jail in Amsterdam after being caught with friends who put out an anti-Nazi newssheet; being threatened and intimidated, but not physically abused; leaving Holland in 1945 to work with the United Nations in displaced persons camps in Germany; becoming active with Zionists trying get to Israel; going to the United States in 1947; her thoughts on Elie Wiesel; her husband, who was a liberator at Buchenwald; and her belief that you must do the right thing if you can find out what the right thing is.
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    Credit Line: United States Holocaust Memorial Council
  2. 2.0 2.1 Langer, Emily (20 December 2016). "Marion Pritchard, Dutch rescuer of Jewish children during the Holocaust, dies at 96". Washington Post. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  3. Source: Amsterdam Archief: Archief van het Bevolkingsregister Amsterdam: archiefkaarten Archiefkaarten: NL-SAA-3374058 Personal registration chart deze kaart is nog NIET openbaar/this chart is not public yet]
  4. Source: Amsterdam Archief: Archief van het Bevolkingsregister: gezinskaarten Gezinskaarten: NL-SAA-2059242 Civil registers, Family card with recorded birth date and place of Marion: 7 November 1920, Amsterdam.
  5. Source: Delpher: Newspaper: Algemeen Handelsblad 30-04-1947 Newspaper marriage anouncement provided by Jan Terink on 28 December 2016
  6. "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G94V-L349?cc=1923888&wc=MFKH-3TL%3A1030159401 : 3 October 2015), > image 1049 of 1208; citing NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). provided by Jan Terink 28 December 2016
  7. Source: Digital Newspaper Article: Het Parool 21 December 2016, 21:26 Amsterdams verzetsvrouw Marion Pritchard overleden
  • Wikipedia:Marion_Pritchard
  • "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24PK-7JT : 3 October 2015), Marion Pritchard, 1947; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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