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The Wicker Chair

Artifacts Unpacked Video Series


Even though they were hiding in an attic in Amsterdam, Louise Lawrence-Israëls’s parents wanted to make her second birthday special.

The family had gone into hiding in 1943 when Louise was six months old. For two and a half years, she never set foot outside.

Discover what this birthday present, a wicker chair, meant to Louise and how it became a treasured family belonging.

About the Artifacts

Artifacts shown in the video were donated to the Museum by Louise Lawrence-Israëls. Explore the collection and learn more about Louise Lawrence-Israëls