Photo prompted Dutch woman to learn fate of Jewish children refugees

Posted on January 30, 2014

Uli Herzberg at 12 . He was one of about 2000 German Jewish children sent to the Netherlands in the late 1930s to escape the Nazis. He was captured in 1943. COURTESY OF MIRIAM KEESING

Dutch pianist Miriam Keesing never expected to research Jewish emigrant children who fled Germany for the Netherlands between 1938 and 1940. It began when she found a photo of a young boy in her family attic while looking for clues about her grandfather, whom she’d never met. Her aunt told her the boy was Uli, a German-Jewish refugee.

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