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Bridge Named After Jew Who Fought Nazi Occupation of Holland

A bridge in the old Jewish quarter was named yesterday in honor of Walter Suesskind, a Dutch Jew who saved hundreds of Jewish children and adults from the Nazis. Suesskind, born of Dutch-Jewish parents, settled in Berlin but returned to Amsterdam in 1938. During the German occupation of Holland he was able to rescue Jews who had been rounded up for deportation, with the help of Dutch resistance groups. Suesskind’s own wife and children died at Auschwitz.

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