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Defenders of Jewish Children World War II Memorial

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 18, 2017
1. Defenders of Jewish Children World War II Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
aan allen die tijdens de duitse
bezetting hebben geholpen
joodse kinderen voor
deportie te behoeden
1940     1945

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(English translation:)

To all those who helped to protect Jewish children from deportation during the German occupation, 1940-1945.
 
Location. 52° 22.011′ N, 4° 54.658′ E. Marker is in Amsterdam, North Holland. Marker is on Plantage Middenlaan just west of Plantage Kerklaan, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Plantage Middenlaan 27, Amsterdam, North Holland 1018 DB, Netherlands. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vernieling Bevolkingsregister / The Attack on the Population Register (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Portugees Israëlietisch Ziekenhuis / Portugese Israelite Hospital (about 90 meters away); Hugo de Vries (about 120 meters away); De Burcht / The Castle (about 120 meters away); Wertheimpark (about 150 meters away); Adriaan Morriën

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By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 18, 2017
2. Defenders of Jewish Children World War II Memorial Marker - wide view
(about 150 meters away); De Hortus (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); de wereld bleef doof / The World Remained Deaf (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amsterdam.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the exterior of the National Holocaust Museum, to the right of the entrance.
 
Also see . . .
1. Walter Süskind (Wikipedia). "Walter Süskind (29 October 1906 – 28 February 1945) was a German Jew who helped about 600 Jewish children escape the Holocaust. He was a member of the Dutch Jewish council (Dutch: Joodsche Raad) during the Second World War." (Submitted on July 27, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.) 

2. Johan van Hulst, Who Helped Save 600 Children From the Nazis, Dies at 107 (NYT, 4/1/2018). "In the spring and summer of 1943 in Amsterdam, Johan van Hulst was at the center of a daring scheme to save Jewish children from being sent to a concentration camp." (Submitted on July 27, 2018.) 

3. Marion Pritchard, Dutch rescuer of Jewish children during the Holocaust, dies at 96 (WaPo, 12/20/16). "Marion Pritchard, a Dutch social work student who was credited with saving dozens of Jews during the Holocaust, spiriting some to safe houses, hiding others under floorboards, and, in one case, executing a Nazi before he could arrest a family of four, died Dec. 11 in Washington. She was 96." (Submitted on July 27, 2018.) 

4. Deportations from the Netherlands (Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team). "Overall, 107,000 Dutch Jews had been deported, of whom approximately 102,000 had perished. Probably another 2,000 had been killed, committed suicide or died of privation in Holland itself. The death toll represented almost 75% of the pre-war Jewish population, the highest proportion of Jewish fatalities for all of Nazi-occupied Western Europe. How could this have happened in a country renowned for its alleged tolerance and compassion?" (Submitted on July 27, 2018.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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