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Portrait of the Van der Veer family who hid the donor and 1943 and 1945.

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    Portrait of the Van der Veer family who hid the donor and 1943 and 1945.

    Pictured in the middle are Andries Van der Veer with his wife Jantje. They are surrounded by their daughters: Aaltje (left) and Margje (right), and their sons: Hans, (left), Sjoerd (middle), and Andries (right).
    Circa 1950
    The Netherlands
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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Rachel Slagter

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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Rachel Slagter
    Source Record ID: Collections: 2004.565.1

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    Rachel Slagter is the daughter of Rabbi Lion and Rebecca Slagter. She was born on April 3, 1940, in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, where her father was a congregational rabbi. Rachel had a sister Chaja and a brother Samuel. In 1943 Rachel's family was forced into the Amsterdam ghetto. They were spared from a roundup when the German forces failed to search the attic where they were living. Rachel's parents then sent their children to institutions for safe keeping before going into hiding themselves. Rabbi and Mrs. Slagter were eventually deported to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp where Rebecca perished. Rachel and her sister were sent to a deportation center where a young Dutch Christian rescued them. The two girls were then sent to separate foster homes. Their brother was sent to a nunnery where he stayed for the duration of the war. Over the course of the war, Rachel stayed with sixteen different foster families. She spent a significant amount of time with the Van der Veer family in the town of Stein. The Van der Veers made Rachel feel as though she was a permanent part of their family. After the war Rachel's father located his three children and moved back to Apeldoorn. Rachel left home at the age of seventeen to attend a school for social work in Amsterdam. In 1962 she moved to Israel.
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