DEAD IN A HABIT

DEAD IN A HABIT

Location Trappist Monastery, Berkel-Enschot Author Tjeu Cornet As a child, Veronica (born 1911) was known simply as ‘Wies’. She was raised in Bergen op Zoom in a devout Catholic family. The fact that her parents, Mr and Mrs Löb, were once Jews was never discussed, all...
THE GIRL WITH THE HEADSCARF FINDS HER NAME

THE GIRL WITH THE HEADSCARF FINDS HER NAME

Location Travellers’ camp Eindhoven Author Laurie Wolffs On Tuesday 16 May 1944, a roundup took place in Eindhoven and a young girl was arrested. Three days later, she was deported together with her family from Camp Westerbork to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where she also...
AWKWARD COMPANY

AWKWARD COMPANY

Location Reusel/Hooge Mierde Author Tjeu Cornet Jewish children faced the same risks as their parents during the occupation, but you could sometimes survive with a good hiding place and a different name. Joost and Freddie Oppenheim tried just that. Their parents fled...
A TREACHEROUS MURDER

A TREACHEROUS MURDER

Location Deurne Author Piet Snijders Erwin Michael Joseph – always known as Michael – was Jewish. He was the only child (1925) of Kurt Joseph and Elly Glogau from Berlin. Early in the 1930s his father committed suicide. A couple of years later Jewish persecution...