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Bert and Anna Bochove hid 37 Jews in their pharmacy at Huizen, an Amsterdam suburb. During the Holocaust and WWII the family hid, fed and provided for the Jews that they were hiding and their actions were noticed as the couple were named "Righteous Among the Nations." Actions like these showed that Despite the fact that Europeans did join Germany in the murder of Jews, showed that individuals all around Europe also risked their lives to help Jews.

Bert and Anna Bochove hid 37 Jews in their pharmacy at Huizen, an Amsterdam suburb. During the Holocaust and WWII the family hid, fed and provided for the Jews that they were hiding and their actions were noticed as the couple were named "Righteous Among the Nations." Actions like these showed that Despite the fact that Europeans did join Germany in the murder of Jews, showed that individuals all around Europe also risked their lives to help Jews.

Nazi invasion of the Netherlands 1940. Notice folded up bicycles as part of their equipment.

Nazi invasion of the Netherlands 1940. Notice folded up bicycles as part of their equipment.

186 steps known as the Stairway of Death~Mauthausen and the nearby Gusen camp, which also had a quarry, were the only Class III camps in the Nazi concentration camp system. This designation meant a punishment camp where prisoners were sentenced to hard labor. In addition, there was a "punishment kommando" in which prisoners had to carry heavy granite boulders up a steep flight of stairs.

186 steps known as the Stairway of Death~Mauthausen and the nearby Gusen camp, which also had a quarry, were the only Class III camps in the Nazi concentration camp system. This designation meant a punishment camp where prisoners were sentenced to hard labor. In addition, there was a "punishment kommando" in which prisoners had to carry heavy granite boulders up a steep flight of stairs.

Dutch boy somewhere in Holland, 1944.

Dutch boy somewhere in Holland, 1944.

Amsterdam February 22, 1941. 427 young Jewish men are arrested by the Nazis and collected on the Jonas Daniel Meijer Square. All were killed in the concentration camps Buchenwald and Mauthausen

Amsterdam February 22, 1941. 427 young Jewish men are arrested by the Nazis and collected on the Jonas Daniel Meijer Square. All were killed in the concentration camps Buchenwald and Mauthausen

Mirjam Waterman, born in 1916, and Menachem Pinkhof were active in the Dutch resistance, rescuing children. Mirjam’s assignment was to gather infants whose parents were marked for deportation or had already been deported to Westerbork, and to deliver them to the train station in Amsterdam. #womensday

Mirjam Waterman, born in 1916, and Menachem Pinkhof were active in the Dutch resistance, rescuing children. Mirjam’s assignment was to gather infants whose parents were marked for deportation or had already been deported to Westerbork, and to deliver them to the train station in Amsterdam. #womensday

Late 1944. A child eating chocolate on a pile of rubble of what once was the house he lived in. Schijndel, The Netherlands.

Late 1944. A child eating chocolate on a pile of rubble of what once was the house he lived in. Schijndel, The Netherlands.

Helena Theodora Kuipers-Rietberg (Netherlands Resistance name: Tante Riek from Winterswijk ), called the Mother of Hiding Places. She started by hiding Jews in her home and became a founder of the National Organization to Assist in Hiding (the L.O.) which helped Jews, shot-down Allied pilots, forced laborers, and others. Betrayed, and killed in Ravensbrück on December 27th 1944.

Helena Theodora Kuipers-Rietberg (Netherlands Resistance name: Tante Riek from Winterswijk ), called the Mother of Hiding Places. She started by hiding Jews in her home and became a founder of the National Organization to Assist in Hiding (the L.O.) which helped Jews, shot-down Allied pilots, forced laborers, and others. Betrayed, and killed in Ravensbrück on December 27th 1944.

Two Dutch children passing food to German children through the fence that divided the streets of Nieuwstraat/Neustraße, Kerkrade 10 October 1946

Two Dutch children passing food to German children through the fence that divided the streets of Nieuwstraat/Neustraße, Kerkrade 10 October 1946

Germans surrendering to the British in Nijmegen, Holland on September 21, 1944 during Operation Market Garden.

Germans surrendering to the British in Nijmegen, Holland on September 21, 1944 during Operation Market Garden.

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