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1. #WeRemember

These are my Opa and Oma Betje Akker and Emmanuel van der Velde murdered in Sobibor extermination camp July 2 1943.

2. #WeRemember
It is my duty to remember. This is the last picture of my family in Apeldoorn, Netherlands before they were terrorized by Nazis, went into hiding, murdered in concentration camps or enslaved in labor camps My father is the boy in the center. #HolocaustMemorialDay
3. #WeRemember
My Opa & Oma Heiman van der Velde & Rebecca van der Kaars were Holocaust survivors. The Nazis stole their home & business but they managed to bury their car in the hopes that if they survived, with a car, they could start a business. #HolocaustMemorialDay
4. #WeRemember
My great Opa Salomon van der Kaars. My father remember his Opa Salomon fondly. He said Salomon would take the train to visit the family on weekends and would always bring him balloon and a cake from the bakery near the station...
5. #WeRemember
Part 1/ Izaac's & Judith Feitsma who were rounded up by the Nazis for transport in Amsterdam. He was a hunchback & disabled. Everyone would ask Judith who was a "beauty" by she married him. She would say "He makes me laugh." She adored him. #HolocaustMemorialDay
6. #WeRemember
Part 2/ Uncle Izaac moved Judith to the back of the truck. He told Judith he was "done for." He was disabled & couldn't run. Without warning pushed her off the truck. Miraculously she survived. Izaac was murdered 3/28/1944 in Belsen, Bergen #HolocaustMemorialDay
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