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Each week, we select the most interesting Jewish obituary. Slight exception being made today for Tina Strobos, who died Monday at 91. She was 20 in 1940 when the Nazis occupied her hometown of Amsterdam, and over the following five years, she and her mother hid Jews, Communists, and other undesirables—though never more than a handful at a time—in a secret compartment in the attic. (A few blocks away, the van Pelses and the Franks were similarly sequestered, until they weren’t.) A family psychiatrist, Yad Vashem listed her as one of the Righteous Among the Nations. “It’s the right thing to do,” she had explained. “Your conscience tells you to do it. I believe in heroism, and when you’re young you want to do dangerous things.”

Dr. Tina Strobos, Who Harbored Jews From the Nazis, Died at 91 [NYT]

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Jerry Meents says:

With al due respect to Dr. Tina Strobos and her mother and grand mother for saving Jewish life’s, and my condolences to her family for loosing there mother, wife and grandmother.
But I am sorry to report that Dr. Strobos life story in the book ” To save a Life ” has a lot of problems and parts that did not take place and wrong data.
I was Holland during the war and lost family members in Auschwitz and Sobibor.

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