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Jozef Backs

Utrecht, – Auschwitz,

Reached the age of 23 years

Occupation: Merchant

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About Joseph Backs

Joseph Backs was the foster son of Philip van Gelder and Elise Cohen. When his prospective in-laws were arrested, he joined them in Westerbork voluntarily.
P. Lurvink, De joodse gemeente in Aalten. Een geschiedenis 1630-1945 (Zutphen 1991) 190


This person is commemorated on a memorial in Aalten. More information on this memorial can be found (in Dutch) on the website of the Nationaal Comité 4 en…

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Philip van Gelder and his family

Philip van Gelder was married to Elise Cohen. They lived on the Lichtenvoordestraat in Aalten. On 10 April 1943 they were taken by taxi from Aalten to Westerbork, from where they were deported to Sobibor. Philip van Gelder and Elise Cohen were foster parents of Joseph Backs.
P. Lurvink, De joodse gemeente in Aalten. Een geschiedenis 1630-1945 (Zutphen 1991) 191

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