Nooit meer naar huis: mijn ontsnapping uit de Hollandsche Schouwburg, Volume 2

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Verbum, 2008 - Holocaust survivors - 114 pages
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Pp. 11-52 deal with the Holocaust period. Memoirs of a Jew born in Amsterdam in 1930. His parents were owners of a confectioner's business. He had an older brother, Gerrie, born in 1922. With the German occupation, restrictions became the norm for Jews. Gerrie went into hiding. In 1942, he voluntarily went to Westerbork, believing he would be sent to a work camp; from there he was deported to the East. In September 1942, the Germans came to arrest the family, but as the mother was ill and the father insisted on remaining to care for her, John was arrested but released soon after. He later managed to escape from the Hollandse Schouwburg when interned there with his father in June 1943. His father was deported to Westerbork and then Sobibór, where he perished. John remained in hiding for 18 months with many different families. After his liberation in the south of Holland in September 1944, he learned that neither his brother nor his parents survived.

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