The most beautiful announcement any parent can make, is the announcement of the birth of a child.
Mary Louise van der Horst-Beerenborg and Abraham Arthur van der Horst. must have been so proud when they put a notification in the Jewish weeklu(Het Joodsche Weekblad) on September 4.1942 that their son Hartog was born on August 29,1942 in the Hague, the Netherlands.
But from conception to death took only 18 months for Hartog. He was murdered aged 9 months, on June 7,1943 in Westerbork.
All that is recorded of Hartog is the newspaper notification and the notification of his death.
Both his parents were murdered just over a month later on July 16,1943 in Sobibor.