Religion: The Abduction of Anneke

When the Nazis began rounding up the Jews in Amsterdam, Salesman Elias Beekman and his wife, Sara, slipped their 2½-year-old Anna into the underground just in time. Arrested on June 20, 1943, the parents were gassed to death in a concentration camp in Sobibor, Poland on July 9.

Anna survived. Passed from hand to Christian hand like hundreds of other scared and bewildered children, she found refuge at last with five maiden sisters named Van Moorst, all Roman Catholics, in the town of Hilversum. All through the war she was safe. But at war's end it seemed that the ordeal of Anneke,...

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