Welcome to the Löwenhardt Foundation. On this website you find stories and images from the past of four Jewish families in The Netherlands and Germany.
The Foundation aims to promote historical research into the Löwenhardt (Oberhemer, D), De Leeuw (Almelo, NL), Ten Brink (Denekamp, NL), and Weijl (Oldenzaal, NL) families and to disseminate its results.
This site was launched on 27 January 2013 at the occasion of International Holocaust Memorial Day… the day 68 years ago Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated by Soviet troops. Read The fruits of revenge – a story accompanying the launch of this website. The Foundation was established a a legal entity under Dutch law on 13 March 2014. It is domiciled in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Löwenhardt Foundation is a non-for profit organisation. Your donations are welcome.
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Chairman and webmaster John Löwenhardt, Haarlem NL
Sponsor Media Consultant Joseph Rosenbaum, New York USA
The entire content of this website is subject to copyright with all rights reserved. You need written permission to reproduce text or images from this website; please write to John[at]LoewenhardtFoundation.org. Reproduction of any part of the website without prior written permission will be billed at €1.000
From 3 May 2017 this website is being archived by the Netherlands Royal Library, The Hague.
Long before this website was built, the British born Amsterdam poet and textwriter Anthony Fudge (1946-2018) succinctly expressed its motto:
Don’t forget my umlaut, baby | Don’t forget my double dot
You may think I’m fussy, maybe, | But they’re the only good points I got.