Koenraad Gezang

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A photo of Koenraad Gezang. Koenraad was in the care of the Creche orphanage, nobody knew who he was at first. He was adored by the staff and even German police then he was sadly murdered at Sobibor Death Camp on May 21, 1943 at age 13 months.
Date & Place: in Netherlands
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Ancient Faces
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Throughout history, intolerance of each other leads to devastating consequences - such as the death of this dear little boy.
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Wendy Henshaw
4 favorites
Poor sweetheart.
Jan 03, 2017 · Reply
Debbie Redington
Tragic , precious soul, sits in the palm of God.
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Joan Pasquarelli
Sad
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Teri Miller
This little face is so haunting ,, We should all try to remind ourselves of his face when we let hatred come in our heart
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Bernice Jones
R I P...Sweet innocent child.
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Dena Ellen
Heartbreaking...
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Anna Boyer
69 favorites
When will humans learn what their hate has done?
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
AncientFaces
Sadly, being human seems to include hatred :(
Jan 04, 2017 ·
Bunny Angela Bonney
Some terrible things are forgotten by some powerful people i am afraid who are diluted with their comfortable priveledged lives. Nice sentiment you have written tho.
Jan 06, 2017 ·
Bunny Angela Bonney
Some terrible things are forgotten by some powerful people i am afraid who are diluted with their comfortable priveledged lives. Nice sentiment you have written tho.
Jan 06, 2017 ·
Bunny Angela Bonney
Some terrible things are forgotten by some powerful people i am afraid who are diluted with their comfortable priveledged lives. Nice sentiment you have written tho.
Jan 06, 2017 ·
Bunny Angela Bonney
Jan 06, 2017 ·
Bunny Angela Bonney
Some terrible things are forgotten by some powerful people i am afraid who are diluted with their comfortable priveledged lives. Nice sentiment you have written tho.
Jan 06, 2017 ·
Sheri Castro
Jehovah God remembers him. (John 5:28,29)
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Tracy Thurman
90 favorites
Amen!
Jan 04, 2017 ·
Donna Appleby
Well that's ok then.
Jan 04, 2017 ·
Sylvia Johnston
Koenraad Huib Gezang

Born on 29 January 1942 in The Hague, Holland. He was deported to Sobibor together with other Jewish children from the Amsterdam children’s home “De Creche”, opposite to the “Joodsche Schouwburg”. Children under 12, after being rounded up, were taken to “De Creche”.
On 16 October 1942 an 8 months old boy with no specific marks was exposed in front of the house Duinwijckweg 1 in Bloemendaal, 25 km west of Amsterdam. According to the Dutch law the child was registered Van Duinwijck as his 'family'-name, and after Hector
Malot's novel it was given Remi as first name. Foundlings in those days were supposed to be Jewish and so was Remi, after Lodewijk Strak, NSB- and SS member and alderman of Amsterdam, stated the child had Jewish ears. Remi was taken to "De Chrèche", opposite to the "Joodsche Schouwburg", where all Jewish children under 12 were taken after being rounded up. Because of all attention the baby received there, it was not possible for Dutch underground members to smuggle him out and into hiding. Remi was deported to Westerbork and from there to Sobibor, where he perished on 21 May 1943.

After the war it became known that his real name had been Koenraad Huib Gezang, born in The Hague, on 29 January 1942. His mother, Florence Gezang nee Goudeket, had also perished in Sobibor, on 9 April 1943, six weeks before her son."
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Caron Hughes
So sad.
Jan 04, 2017 ·
AncientFaces
Thank you Sylvia
Jan 04, 2017 ·
Enid Jasper
SAD,THANK YOU FOR THIS INFO
Jan 04, 2017 ·
Ali Mir
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"Jewish ears" ....how on earth they could classify something like this? I am not Jewish but I have an important nose , if I had lived during the WWII in Europe , I would have probably been arrested and sent to a concentration camp for having a Jewish nose!
Jan 04, 2017 ·
Bunny Angela Bonney
Yes, my mother worked with a woman in Albany, NY and she said she was in a concen. Camp and someone altered her birth certificate for her so she was allowed a glass of warm milk every day. It was a long stay forher in the camp. She worked longer to reach retirement age but she said the extra glass of milk was worth it!
Jan 05, 2017 ·
Bunny Angela Bonney
She never had her birth certificate fixed!
Jan 05, 2017 ·
Kris Hatton
Thata sad
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Lyn Spired
Some souls just don't get a chance. Thank you for posting this - while he didn't have an opportunity to do much in his short life, having this image and his story shows he has not been forgotten.
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Waudean Lauren
So sad humans are the cruelest creatures on earth.
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Sarah Farless
Rot in hell Hitler!
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Anya Leveille
Very little information and vague statements...
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
AncientFaces
Sadly most information was erased by the Nazis. We are doing our best to represent this young boy's life (see original link for more details). If you have additional information please share it!
Jan 04, 2017 ·
Pamela Crosby
Does it really matter? Many children were murdered during The Holocaust. Do the details of exactly who or how many make it more or less a fact?
Jan 04, 2017 ·
Allyson L. Genthner-Thiessen
they humanize it .... right now, in particular, this is important.
Jan 04, 2017 ·
Donna Appleby
He was a baby, he was murdered. Enough for you?
Jan 04, 2017 ·
Barbara Gulick
So sad but we know he is in heaven.
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Jann Turner Dougherty
UNLIKE.
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
AncientFaces
I think we all "unlike" this post Jann - but by liking we share with everyone what we need to remember.
Jan 04, 2017 ·
Helen Norvell
So cute!!
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Jessie Whitten
Oooh if I could have been around back then I'd take all those babies to safety!! So sad. I wish they could have hid his records so he could have lived. So many little ones gone so tragically. So many adults too. But it's the children I have the worst trouble hearing about.
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Glenda Maree
Poor poor little baby boy he was beautiful
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Lisa Downey Harris
Sad what hate does.
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Elizabeth Dias Mon-toya
This is so sad
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Debbie Blunt-Reed
Having been to the national holocaust museum, I will never forget the feeling of such sadness for these precious souls. They have one exhibit that is a room, full of just shoes, from those that sadly lost their lives.
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Nikki Barker
One museum I cannot revisit. Good to go and honor the victims but very unsettling. In particular what they did to handicapped people. Heartbreaking.
Jan 04, 2017 ·
AncientFaces
Nikki Barker So true... :(
Jan 04, 2017 ·
Donna Appleby
Yes, I went too...never to be forgotten. The shoes that look just like ours, the red pair with striped heels that she would have loved, and worn so proudly...hit me so hard and made it so relatable.
Jan 04, 2017 ·
Bunny Angela Bonney
No kidding? Did not know that. Thanks for sharing that. Silent, secretive wars have to bescarier. Hope no one is offended by my posts.
Jan 05, 2017 ·
Bunny Angela Bonney
I think there is a museum set up in atlanta georgia but i didnt see it because of what i am going thru myself. I would like a rv and travel to museums in the usa.
Jan 05, 2017 ·
Lemon Nelly
My son went and the room of shoes was most touching he said
Jan 05, 2017 ·
Donna Appleby
Glasses, suitcases with dates of birth chalked on....gulp
Jan 05, 2017 ·
Leonor Balderrama
POOR LITTLE BOY...
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Terri Allen
So sad. Rest in peace.
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Pamela Crosby
Beautiful boy. :'( Observe the hate and intolerance rising in the USA. Those who forget history are destined to repeat it.
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Tish Reed
This is heart wrenching.
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Brenda Joiner
Breaks my heart
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Brenda Joiner
Lord make an.instrument of thy peace!
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Astrid Sicola
Poor little boy. I hope he returned quickly.
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Peggy Nichols Wilcox
He was sooooo cute, so very sad!!
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Mo Watson
That face.😢
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Opel Robertson
So sad!!😢 his eyes are so haunting they get to me !! They've see a lot in in short little life.. may he Rest In Peace! We must never forget!!
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Kay Clark
Beautiful child, just a few months older than me, of course I have had the luxury of a long life that he was denied. Such a travesty, even the children were not spared.
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Eve Solomon
Heartbreaking.
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Cheryl Young
You got wasted because he was Jewish that's what those Nazis did not surprising they killed thousands of little kids
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Theresa Padovano
Very sad for all who lost their lives to the hands of a mad man and the people who carryout his orders.
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Lisa Wright
Heart.is.broken😢
Jan 04, 2017 · Reply
Sukhpreet Singh
Human mind,ego n power is deadly cocktail.it was there,is there n will remain there.bec humans r basically originated from animals n hv traits hidden deep.when situation arises,u see their real nature
Jan 05, 2017 · Reply
Domnica Madalina Mirica
little angel
Jan 05, 2017 · Reply
Bunny Angela Bonney
That is a soulful look. Probably has a long story to tell at such a young age. Reminds me of myself. Wont say what i am thinking next but our govt set up does not always work to protect all even innocent babes.
Jan 05, 2017 · Reply
Svenja Kaya
He looks like my son . It so heartbreaking , shame on the mankind..😰 Rott in Hell Hitler!!
Jan 05, 2017 · Reply
Julia Parry-jones
Despicable! And here the world is dicing with hate and Nazism again ! WHAT is wrong with people ?
Jan 05, 2017 · Reply
Christian Bell
Hopefully one day, the holocaust hoax will be exposed for all the world to see. In the meantime, I'll have to put up with more posts of supposed victims of this fairytale.
Jan 05, 2017 · Reply
Julia Parry-jones
We need to get angry with this people , we cannot let this happen again !
Jan 05, 2017 · Reply
Debbie Arnold
Oh blessed Lord. My heart is breaking.
Jan 05, 2017 · Reply
Janie Rambo
Sweet looking baby and may he never be forgotten even his short time on earth. How can anyone purposely hurt an innocent child? Will never understand that. :( God Bless this lil soul...
Jan 05, 2017 · Reply
Alyssa McIntosh
All those children including that little boy were innocent and never deserved the treatment they had. :'( Rest in Heaven with the angels, little guy
Jan 08, 2017 · Reply
Alyssa McIntosh
6.76k+ favorites
If I went in that time, I wouldn’t be afraid to hide this little boy-even though it might be risky. No matter how many attention he receives-I would’ve cared about his life being in jeapordy and trying to protect him- but yes I know that would be impossible.
Feb 14, 2019 · Reply
Daniel Pinna
6.48k+ favorites
Rest in heaven.
Feb 15, 2019 · Reply
AncientFaces
I know it’s hard to view Natalie. Anger & hatred is what led to tragic situations like this. To ignore the past seeds the future with the ability to happen again.
Jan 04, 2017 ·
Tracy Thurman
90 favorites
I so agree, we need these reminders!
Jan 04, 2017 ·
Natalie Hendrix
Tracy J. Thurman it's the single worst and saddest event on this planet. No one will forget it.
Jan 04, 2017 ·
Erin Kuchinsky
There are people who deny it ever happened.
Jan 04, 2017 ·
Natalie Hendrix
Erin Kuchinsky those people are idiots.
Jan 04, 2017 ·
Carol Mary Halle Dickes
Yes they are Natalie!! But yes i have heard of people that deny it happened!!
Jan 04, 2017 ·
Carol Mary Halle Dickes
I agree Teri Miller!!!
Jan 04, 2017 ·
Julie Campbell Bradley
If everyone had the approach that they didn't want to see it, or refused to look at these types of pictures or articles, then it would not take more than a generation to erase the history. It is the responsibility of decent human beings to view and acknowledge atrocities to keep them from happening again.
Jan 04, 2017 ·
Natalie Hendrix
Julie Campbell Bradley I never said it should be buried or not ever mentioned.
Jan 04, 2017 ·
Skye Hebert
You shouldn't have clicked the link then. You pissed yourself off.
Jan 04, 2017 ·
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