Children Murdered on December 11, 1942

I find it increasingly difficult to write about the murdered children of the Holocaust. 1.5 million innocent souls who are now 1.5 million stars in the sky. This post will have the raw data of some children murdered on this day 80 years ago. But just the raw data should send shivers down your spine.

Pictured above:

Left: Alexander Katwijk was born in Amsterdam on 30 December 1934 and was murdered in Auschwitz on 11 December 1942. He had reached the age of seven.
Middle: Marianna Katwijk was born in Amsterdam on 26 January 1937. She was murdered in Auschwitz on 11 December 1942. She had reached the age of five.
Right: Elisabeth Katwijk was born in Amsterdam on 19 October 1939 and was murdered at Auschwitz on 11 December 1942 at the age of three.

Above: Bettje van Delft was born in Sappemeer, the Netherlands, on 1 February 1942. She was murdered in Auschwitz on 11 December 1942. She died at the age 10-months.

Above: [The young boy on the left] Edgar Morris Lindenfeld was born in Amsterdam on 26 August 1935 and murdered in Monowitz on 11 December 1942. He reached the age of seven. [The young girl on the right] Marion Lindenfeld was born on 2 March 1933 in Braunschweig, Germany. She was nine when she was murdered in Monowitz on 11 December 1942.

Above: Floor Spreekmeester was born in Amsterdam on 9 May 1931. She was murdered in Auschwitz on 11 December 1942 at the age of 11.

Below: This is a class photo of Floor with her classmates. Very few, if any, will have survived the Holocaust.

Floor’s name also appeared on an obituary page of the Dutch State Newspaper. I don’t know when it was published. I can only presume it was after the war. Look at the number of people on the page—they were all murdered during the Holocaust. Just one page from one newspaper from one country. Just let that sink in. Yet to this day—there are still those who say it never happened.

sources

https://www.openarch.nl/kbd:aa6281cd-0458-834e-d05e-5212190f953f

https://www.genealogieonline.nl/genealogie-van-raam/I133708.php

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