It’s their birthday today, but they were murdered before the age of 6.

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 NoraContinue reading “It’s their birthday today, but they were murdered before the age of 6.”

Edmund Plesser- Born 16 October 1928- Murdered 23 July 1943

One thing I only thought of today. On September 26 1940 there was a ban imposed on all Jewish newspapers in the Netherlands, with the exception of ” Het Joodsche Weekblad” the Jewish weekly. I always found that strange, why didn’t they ban all newspapers? Then today I cam across the story of Edmund PlesserContinue reading “Edmund Plesser- Born 16 October 1928- Murdered 23 July 1943”

15 Month enemy of the state

I wish I could explain why this 15 month old girl was an enemy of the state, but I can’t I wish I cold explain why this 15 month girl was an enemy of the French state ,but I can’t. I wish I could explain why this 15 month old girl was an enemy ofContinue reading “15 Month enemy of the state”

I am

I am a child I am innocent I am a daughter. I am a primary school pupil I am a young girl. I am a human being I am human I am a child with a whole future ahead of herself I am a potential future painter,decorator,dentist, neurosurgeon,homemaker,artist,musician,dancer,actress, virologist, someone who finds the cure forContinue reading “I am”

Just a happy girl

Just a happy girl without a care in the world. Nor should she have any cares or worries. Her job is to be a child, go to school, do homework but most of all to be a child. At a desk with a peaceful picture of grazing Frisian cows behind her, Maybe they ere theContinue reading “Just a happy girl”

A smiley face on a passport application form.

A smiley face on a passport application form. A smiley face of a girl who had high hopes of travelling and get many stamps in her passport. A smiley face of a girl who maybe one day would become a famous child actor, like Shirley Temple because she looks just like her. The same ShirleyContinue reading “A smiley face on a passport application form.”

One teardrop

One teardrop roles down my face when I see your smile. I don’t know why because I have never met you. Yet I feel a profound sadness to know that this smile will never be seen again. One tear roles down my face when I read you were murdered aged 4 or 5. Then IContinue reading “One teardrop”

Four Innocent Lives

This picture really upset me, it comes from an album from the National Monument of Camp Vught. When I saw the picture first I thought it was a family picture of 4 siblings. But these kids are not related, it appears to be a staged picture taken at  Vught Concentration Camp But that is notContinue reading “Four Innocent Lives”

Children

The one thing I find hardest to come to terms with in relation to the Holocaust is the murder of the Children, in fact it is something I will never be able to comprehend. I know that some people will say The Nazis did not select children  because they were children, but because they wereContinue reading “Children”

One lost shoe-One stolen life.

There were several horrific events on March 27 1944 1,000 Jews were deported from Drancy, France, to Auschwitz. 2,000 Jews are murdered in Kovno Lithuania 40 Jewish policemen in Riga, Latvia, ghetto are shot by the Gestapo Children’s Aktion-Nazis take all the Jewish children of Kovno,Lithuania.,and deport them One Father carves the date of theContinue reading “One lost shoe-One stolen life.”