Vogelina van West
Bereikte de leeftijd van 6 jaar
Blasiusstraat 98 I, Amsterdam
I am commemorating Vogelina van West, who lived in the same building I live in now.
Born on April 4th, 1936, Vogelina was the younger daughter of Lea van West-Kat and Joseph van West, a diamond worker, and sister to Louis and Bloeme.
I have painted a small robin, inspired by the 'bird' in her name, that can perch in amongst the cherry blossoms that I painted for her sister. I'm sure that between them they brought much joy and song to this street.
She was murdered on February 1st, 1943, aged 6. Her mother, brother and sister were murdered on the same day. Her father was murdered a few weeks later.