Stories of persecution, resistance and liberation will be told at the former homes of Jewish men and women in Groningen, Winsum and Appingedam.
By Marieke Bos / Translation by Traci White
At different locations across the province, including private homes and the synagogue in the city of Groningen, speakers will share the stories of Jewish Groningers and resistance fighters during the Second World War as part of the Open Jewish Homes tour.
According to RTV Noord, the locations will feature prominently in the stories being told within their walls. Eleven locations will be open to the public in the city of Groningen. At the building at Jozef Israëlstraat 16a, Reint Dijkma will talk about his namesake uncle’s role in the Dutch resistance movement. Dijkma’s uncle carried out raids to secure ration cards and killed Anne Jannes Elsinga, the infamous “Jew hunter”. Dijkma’s uncle was arrested on 4 June 1944 and killed at Camp Vught on 22 August, 1944.
The houses will be open to the public on Friday, 4 March, the national Dutch day of remembrance for victims of war. To view the full route in Groningen, visit Open Joods Huizen.