Dr. Bloeme Evers-Emden

Dr. Evers-Emden was born to a Jewish family in Amsterdam in 1926. In August 1944 she was seized by the Germans and sent to Auschwitz, which she survived. In 1973 she became a lecturer in psychology at the University of Amsterdam. Her research on Dutch Jewish children hidden during the war, and on their parents and "hiding-parents," has been published in four books. She was decorated by the queen of Holland as an officer of the Orde van Oranje-Nassau.

Publications by Dr. Bloeme Evers-Emden

Hiding Jewish Children during World War II: The Psychological Aftermath

Jewish children were hidden in the Netherlands from 1942-1945 to save them from Nazi deportation. After the war the few surviving Jewish parents, deeply traumatized, began the difficult search for their children. The children’s return home involved many psychological problems both for themselves and for the parents. Often the hidden children had had to change addresses several times, leading them to “turn off their feelings” so as not to be overwhelmed by grief. After the war many of them could Read More »