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A Jewish orphanage in war-time


This documentary from 2010 which has been broadcasted several times by the local Dutch channel RTV West tells the story of the Jewish orphanage in Leiden that was emptied by Leiden Police in the evening of March 17, 1943. All 51 children and 9 staff members were taken from their safe environment to the Nazi concentration camp Westerbork. 57 of them never returned.

One of the children, Lotte Adler, left her suitcase with her best friend Jopie Vos. In it was her diary. 

In this documentary Jopie talks very open and emotional about her memories of that time.

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