I was going to do a piece on Nora Italiaander. She would have celebrated her 80th birthday today, but she was murdered on June 4,1943 in Sobibor. She was just aged 2.
The picture above is of her death notification issued on the 11th of June 1947, 4 years after her death.
But like Nora there were more children who were born on September 26 and they only got to celebrate a few birthdays. They were murdered before they were six. Below are just the names ,date of birth ,place of death and date of death. Sometimes it is harrowing enough just to see the raw data. All you really need to know is that they were children murdered for no reason.
Emma Reina Kalker-Born September 26,1940. Murdered in Auschwitz November 9,1942 -Age 2
Anna Neeter-Born September 26,1940. Murdered in Sobibor June 4, 1943-Age 2 The exact same dates as Nora Italiaander.
Helene Scholte-Born September 26,1940.Murdered in Auschwitz October 27 ,1942 -Age 2.
Louis van der Velde-Born September 26,1938. Murdered in Auschwitz February 11 ,1944 -Age 5.
Henri Andriesse-Born September 26,1938.Murdered in Auschwitz October 12 ,1942 -Age 4.
Philip Salomon Witteboon-Born September 26,1937.Murdered in Auschwitz October 26 ,1942 -Age 5.
Jeanne Lens-Born September 26,1937.Murdered in Auschwitz October 8 1942 -Age 5.
Rebecca Velleman-Born September 26,1937.Murdered in Sobibor May 14 1943 -Age 5.
Anne Groenteman-Born September 26,1936.Murdered in Auschwitz September 28 1942 -Age 6.Her eyes haunt me.