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A young woman works in a kibbutz hachshara in Westerbork in The Netherlands.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 43171

A young woman works in a kibbutz hachshara in Westerbork in The Netherlands.

Pictured is Adina Simon (Kochba), wife of Jewish resistance leader Joachim (Shushu) Simon. Working together with Joop Westerweel, in October 1942 they escaped to organize and escape route out of The Netherlands. She eventually made her way to Switzerland where she became an instructor in the Versoix children's home in Switzerland. Shushu returned to The Netherlands to organize future escapes. The following January, Shushu was arrested and imprisoned in the Breda prison where he committed suicide in order not to dilvulge any information about the underground.

Date
Circa 1942
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Daniel (Heilbronner) Barnea
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Record last modified: 2008-02-14 00:00:00
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