The ruthless murder of Edo and Lexje Hornemann gives a picture of the dehumanization of the Jews.
- Duration: 60 minutes
- Region: Noord-Brabant
- Compensation: € 45,00 (including € 10,00 discount private donation)
- Travel expenses: € 0,29 p/k
- Institutions: to be further agreed upon
"When I was about eight years old, I went with my parents and grandfather to visit my aunt. They would talk about my grandfather going into hiding and sometimes I would hear the names Edo and Lexje. But when I joined them, all those conversations about the war fell silent. As if I wasn't supposed to know about it... And that is why I later started to find out everything about my cousins Edo and Lexje Hornemann. ", says Martijn Docters.
When things became too dangerous because of all the Nazi measures, mother Bets decided to go into hiding with the children in the countryside. Father Flip was interned at the Philips-Kommando in Camp Vught. Against all advice Bets decided to go with Edo and Lexje to her husband in Vught. There they see each other only once more. The family was deported to Auschwitz, where father and mother were gassed. Edo and Lexje end up in Neuengamme in Germany, where they are infected with TB. Towards the end of the war, they are mercilessly hanged.
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