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Six Persons to Go on Trial in Holland for Kidnapping Jewish Orphan

Six persons arrested for the kidnapping of Anneke Beekman, 14-year-old Jewish war orphan spirited away after a Dutch court had ordered her returned to the Jewish community, will go on trial before an Amsterdam court Sept. 23, it was learned here today. The girl, taken from Holland to a Belgian convent and then removed just as police came to recover her, has still not been found.

The defendants include the Catholic foster mother, who had the child baptized; a former prioress of a convent at Bussum, near Amsterdam; a former prioress of the Belgian convent at Valmeer, near Liege, where the girl was last known to be, and an ex-priest who helped take the girl across the border into Belgium two years ago.

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