SEATTLE, Jan. 16, 2024—On Jan. 28 at 7 p.m., in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Museum offers an inspiring program with two women, Maud and Ingrid, who were children in Nazi-occupied Netherlands during WWII. Theirs is a story of the rescued and the rescuer, brought together then and forever. They will share their memories, the impacts of these experiences, and their messages for us today. The program is free and open to everyone. Registration is required at  the Holocaust Center for Humanity website.

The Story of the Rescuer and Rescued: Maud and Ingrid 

In 1942, Maud was 6 years old and living in the Netherlands. The Nazi presence was becoming increasingly dangerous for Jewish families like Maud's. When Maud's family received a "call-up" notice instructing them to come to the train station with a suitcase, the family was suspicious. They called upon a non-Jewish friend who was working with the Dutch Underground, a resistance movement opposed to the Nazis. The Underground found a temporary hiding place for Maud and her younger sister with Jan Kanis and his four children. Jan's youngest child, Ingrid, would be born shortly after Maud's brief stay, but she grew up with the stories about Maud and her sister and many other Jews that her parents hid during the Holocaust.

Image: Maud and Ingrid when they were girls. Photo courtesy Holocaust Center for Humanity.


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