Thursday, May 19, 2005

Holocaust survivors, second generation (11)


"He who saves a life is as if he saved an entire world."


This picture is taken in 1942 or 1943.

The little boy with glasses is my father (10 or 11 years old) at his first hiding address in the war. The man at the left is a non-Jew from the Dutch resistance. Most probably it is the brother of Johannes Bogaard (Ome Hannes/Uncle Hannes) who faced the firing squad at the end of the war and posthumously received the Yad Vashem Distinction for saving over 300 Jews.


With many thanks to the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam.



To the next post in the "second generation" sequence