Bloeme van West
Bereikte de leeftijd van 10 jaar
Blasiusstraat 98 I, Amsterdam
I am commemorating Bloeme van West, who lived in the same building I live in now.
Born on July 30th, 1932, Bloeme was the eldest daughter of Lea Van West-Kat and Joseph van West, a diamond worker, and older sister to Louis and Vogelina. She was named after her paternal grandmother.
I imagine a little girl with plenty of dreams, playing on this street with her siblings and friends, enjoying Amsterdam's spring flowers as we do today.
She was murdered on February 1st, 1943, aged 10. Her mother, brother and sister were murdered on the same day. Her father was murdered a few weeks later.