Carol Rombro Rider
I am trying to help a Dutch family who needs proof for their grandparents to be
named a "Righteous Gentile" at Yad Vashem. Perhaps you have heard of these people
or can ask anyone born in this Dutch/German area if they remember anything at all.
Tjeerd BOSKLOPPER and his wife, Riek DOVIANUS were responsible for saving untold
Jewish babies and children. The children they saved were brought to Christian
families in Eibergen and neighboring villages.
The two of them lived with Tjeerd's mother at the Groenloseweg in Eibergen, the
Netherlands. Eibergen is in the Netherlands, close to the German border.
Tjeerd BOSKLOPPER also used the name Theo SCHIMMEL or SCHIMMELPENNIK as an
alias. Most likely he used the simple Theo SCHIMMEL.
This family hid Jews in their attic and a Russian soldier in their basement. Of
course, neither knew about the other!
There are other family members who have already been named "Righteous Gentiles" and
we are hoping to get Tjeerd and Riek added to the list at Yad Vashem.
The individual who contacted me also has someone at Yad Vashem trying to research
and help out.
If you can do a mitzvah, please do!
Carol Rombro Rider Baltimore, Maryland USA
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