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Hilly Hoogstra
Birth: Jun. 5, 1918
Death: 2000
Amsterdam Municipality
Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Foster mother to Simona van der Linde. Simona's parents and grandfather were taken by the Nazis when Simona was 2 years old. Her grandmother was upstairs and flushed the toilet to cover the sound of her escaping out the back door. Simona never saw her parents or grandfather again. She was taken to a camp with other children. Someone tried to sneak her & some others out under a food cart and was caught and killed. Another person tried the same method and was able to get the children out. Simona, still a toddler, was taken into the underground with a Christian couple, Hilly and her husband Yme Holwerda, and they raised Simona until the end of the war. At this time Simona was 6 y/o and they found her grandmother, who she did not know anymore. Her grandmother then raised Simona, who never lost contact with her beloved foster family. I met Hilly when visiting Simona in Holland in 1995. She was a lovely woman. Simona was always very close to her foster parents.

Information from Simona van der Linde. 
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  Yme Holwerda (1918 - 1984)
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Record added: May 10, 2012
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Hilly Hoogstra
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Birthday blessings to a wonderful woman woman I'm proud to have known. Thank you for saving my cousin and all the others. RIV, Hilly. I will see you again one day.
- Daddys♥Girl
 Added: Jun. 5, 2014

- Esther Kinder
 Added: Jun. 3, 2014

- AR
 Added: Mar. 27, 2014
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