Robert Bierman was murdered on July 18, 1942 in Auschwitz, he was 4 years old. I could have done a piece on his sister ,Francisca, who was also murdered on July 18, 1942. She was aged 6.
The reason why I picked Robert because it is his birthday today. He was born in Amsterdam on April 13,1938. He would have been 88 today.
I probably could have found out more about Robert, but I have reached a point where my heart just no longer can take it, He was perceived by the Nazis as an enemy of the state. Below are just some pictures of this 4 year old enemy of the state.
With his sister Francisca and mother Marianne Bierman-Trijbetz.
With his big sister Francisca, who is skillfully driving him around the garden.
Brother and sister relaxing in the sun.
A proud father ,Herman Eduard Bierman, and his daughter Francisca and infant baby boy Robert, their lives were still safe when that picture was taken,
Herman Eduard Bierman was murdered on August 1,1942 in Auschwitz.
Marianne Bierman-Trijbetz was murdered on the same date as her children, July 18,1942.
For some reason this one had a greater impact on me than others. Perhaps it is because I could have been Robert if I had been born 30 years earlier .