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Benjamin van Thijn

Meppel, – Auschwitz,

Reached the age of 37 years

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About Benjamin van Thijn

Benjamin van Thijn was a prominent member of the Winschoten soccer club. In the early 1930's he was the editor-in-chief of the club's magazine "de WVV'er".
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Grote en kleine voetbalhelden

De geuzennaam ‘Jodenclub’ zal Ajax eerder aan de supporters te danken hebben dan aan de spelers. Volgens de kronieken van de ruim honderdjarige club hebben slechts vier Joodse spelers het eerste elftal gehaald.[1] De eerste die dat lukte was Edward (Eddy) Hamel.

Eddy was geboren in New York op 21 oktober 1902 en kwam op jonge leeftijd naar Nederland. Zijn voetbalcarrière begon bij de Amsterdamse F…

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Benjamin van Thijn and his family

Benjamin van Thijn was married to Eva Polack. He was a merchant by trade. Their third child, a daughter named Heleen Judith, was born in Westerbork transit camp on 2 May 1943.
Record of birth certificates of the Westerbork municipality, currently at the archives of Gemeente Midden-Drenthe in Beilen

In addition, a Jokos file (number 54201) on this family is at the Amsterdam Municipal Archive. Acce…

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