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March 5, 2012 12:02 pm

Dutch Woman Saved More Than 100 Jews in the Holocaust, Dies

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Monument to Dutch Jewish resistance during World War 2, sculpted by Belgian artist Josef Glatt. Photo: wiki commons.

Tina Strobos, a Dutch woman who hid and rescued more than 100 Jews during the Holocaust, passed away last week at her home in Rye, N.Y., at the age of 91. Strobos was honored as “righteous among the nations” by the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem in 1989.

Strobos was a psychiatry student who during the war also hid guns, explosives and radios for the Dutch resistance movement. At her home she provided food, medical care and shelter for Jewish refugees. She then provided them with fake passports that did not reveal their Jewish identities.

Anne Frank, the teenager whose diary became famous worldwide and who later died in a concentration camp, hid with her family just blocks from Strobos’ home. “If I knew they were there, I would have gotten them out of the country,” Strobos once told her son, according to the Washington Post.

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