In memory of Ena Dankmeijer-Maduro
April 2, 1920 - February 7, 2016
Shon Ena, Señora saw the light of day in 1920; the only daughter of Salomon Abraham (Mongui) Levy Maduro and Rachel Louise Levy Maduro-Brandao. On her 26th birthday, April 2, 1946 she married Emile Dankmeijer, a lieutenant general in the Royal Dutch Navy.
After her father passed away in 1967, Shon Ena's life was dedicated to the continuation and conservation of his collection of Antillean and Judaica publications in the Mongui Maduro Library and Museum. The collection should be dynamic; it had to be expanded. To realize this Shon Ena visited several libraries and antiquarian bookshops abroad in search of publications for the library. She was the motor, the driving spirit of the Mongui Maduro collection.
To secure the continuation of the collection, the Mongui Maduro Foundation was established in 1974 in loving memory of her father. She was the president of the Foundation till her demise.
The foundation was not her only passion. In the eighties she developed a passion for computers and internet as well. A knowledge she used well in all her undertakings. Back then she already realized what this could mean for the foundation. Too expensive at that time.