Hendrica Mendels and Levi Mendels were sister and brother. They came from a family with nine siblings of whom six have died in the Holocaust: Hendrica self, Pietje, Betje, Emanuel, Levi, and Sara. Their parents were Abraham Mendels and Mina Davidson.
Henrica and Levi lived like their married brother Emanuel Mendels in Wolvega. Together they ran a small shop for pots, pans and accessories on the Westeinde. They lived behind their shop. Hendrica managed the shop, and Levie went door to door with his cart piled high with pots, pans and brooms. Levi Mendels was a deaf-mute. He was a well-known sight in Wolvega.
W.H. de Vries, ’De oorlog in Stellingwarven‘, in: De Ovend. Stellingwarfs Tiedschrift, nr 32, 17-19.
This person is commemorated on a memorial in Noordwolde. More information on this memorial can be found (in Dutch) on the website of the Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei.