Re: One Man's Story of being Fostered in Friesland during WW2 - For readers of Dutch #holocaust


Ed Vogel
 

My mother, born Flora Heinrich, was also saved by a family in Friesland, Jakob and Klasiena Hamstra.  She'd been hidden elsewhere previously, but spent the most time with them, and that is where she was at the end of the war.  It's hard to imagine the courage it took to take in a young Jewish child, especially because their own children who were at risk as well.  My mother put them up for Righteous Among the Nations.  It came through, but not until after Jakob and Klasiena had died.  My brother, sister and I were at the presentation, which was made in Toronto, as they'd emigrated to Canada.  We couldn't meet Jakob and Klasiena, but we did meet several members of this wonderful family.

Ed Vogel

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