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Walter Süskind

 
 
Walter Süskind Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 23, 2016
1. Walter Süskind Marker
Inscription.
* Lüdenscheid 29 October 1906
† Na Evacuatie Auschwitz   Januar-Februar 1945

Hij onttrok tijdens de duitse bezetting,
met groot gevaar voor eigen leven,
vele joodse medeburgers aan deportatie

[English translation:]
Born: Lüdenscheid (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany), October 29, 1906
Died: During the evacuation of Auschwitz, January-February 1945

During the German occupation, at great risk to his own life, he saved many Jewish citizens from deportation.
 
Location. 52° 21.953′ N, 4° 54.12′ E. Marker is in Amsterdam, North Holland. Marker is at the intersection of Amstel and Nieue Herengracht, on the right when traveling north on Amstel. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amsterdam, North Holland 1018, Netherlands.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woonhuis familie Nunes da Costa / Residence of the Nunes da Costa Family (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Het Arsenaal / The Arsenal (about 180 meters away); E.J. van Det School Memorial (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Franz Liszt (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); J.C. Amman School Memorial
Walter Süskind Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 23, 2016
2. Walter Süskind Bridge and Marker
The marker is visible here attached to the right side of the bridge.
(approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Joods Verzetsmonument /Jewish Resistance Monument (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); de wereld bleef doof / The World Remained Deaf (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Benedictus de Spinoza (1632-1677), Amsterdammer, Filosoof/Philosopher (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 south face on the right hand side of the Walter Suskind Bridge.
 
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 December 8, 2016.) 

2. Secret Courage: The Walter Suskind Story (Youtube, M&M Films, 2.5 mins. excerpt). Walter Suskind was a German Jew living in Amsterdam who was forced by the Nazis to serve as the Jewish head of deportation at the Hollandsche Schouwburg (the Jewish Theater in Amsterdam), which was being used as the main deportation site in Holland. Using his fluent German, his skills as an actor and businessman, and unfathomable courage and tenacity, he and an intrepid group of resistance workers orchestrated the escape of close to 1,000 Dutch children who were marked for transport to the death camps. (Submitted on December 8, 2016.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 8, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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