All but Hendrik arrested and sent to concentration camps. One, Dirk Boonstra, died at Dachau. Hendrik escaped Nazis 2 days before they were supposed to fulfill command to arrest Jews and gone into hiding.Nazis unable to find him.He went to Meppel and found Dutch Resistance’s local underground cell.Became member and participated in armed resistance,theft of food coupons,and blank ID cards.Hendrick also hid Jewish families and moved them under cover of darkness from one hiding place to…
Prisonniers polonais célèbrent leur libération du camp de concentration de Dachau
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On 14 June 1940, sergeant François Mitterrand was wounded and taken prisoner by the Germans. After a year and a half he finally managed to escape. He would become President of France, from 1981 to 1995.
Henk Drogt served as a policeman during WW2 when he was ordered in 1943 to round up Jews in the city of Groningen, in the north of the country. He refused and joined the Dutch resistance, helping many allied pilots who were shot down escape and get back to Britain. In August 1943 he was arrested and later executed by the Nazis. His son received in his father's name on September 22, 2008 on his 65th birthday, Israel's highest honor for people who rescued Jews from the Holocaust.
Chavka Folman Raban, one of the last if not the last of the Warsaw Ghetto heroines died Thursday Jan 9th 2014, only three months before her 90th birthday. Folman Raban was one of the legendary couriers, who in addition to engaging in resistance operations against the Nazis, smuggled false documents and newspapers, money, jewels, food and weapons into and out of the ghetto.
Toulouse Chief of Police Jean Phillipe resigned on 13/1/43. He refused to submit a list of Jews to the Germans
In the summer of 1943, Myla Racine assumed command of an underground group affiliated with the Hanoar Hatzioni youth movement in St. Gervais, in the Italian occupation zone in France. She helped hundreds of families that had fled to the area, helping to smuggle children to Switzerland. She was caught on October 21, 1943 while smuggling children, imprisoned and tortured. She was later sent to Ravensbrück and then Mauthausen, where she was killed in an Allied air raid. #WomensDay #wmnhist