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Opening Hours:

Sunday to Thursday: ‬09:00-17:00

Fridays and Holiday eves: ‬09:00-14:00

Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.

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"She was Deeply Loved": Diary Kept by the Daughter of Dutch Righteous

Ruth Joaquin

"In spite of the difficult circumstances, Moek looks good, all credit to Mom and Dad, who cared for Moek like they cared for me. They have been a father and mother to her."

So wrote Coby (Jacoba) Blom-de Groot in the diary she kept while her parents gave refuge to 'Moeke' (Ria Gurfein), the infant daughter of Markus (Max) and Zilla Gurfein.

Coby Blom-de Groot (center) with Israel’s Ambassador to the Netherlands H.E. Mr. Naor Gilon (right) and Friends of Yad Vashem in the Netherlands Chairman David Simon (left). Courtesy: Embassy of Israel, Netherlands
Coby Blom-de Groot (center) with Israel’s Ambassador to the Netherlands H.E. Mr. Naor Gilon (right) and Friends of Yad Vashem in the Netherlands Chairman David Simon (left). Courtesy: Embassy of Israel, Netherlands

A page from Coby de Groot’s diary marking the wartime development of Ria (Moeke) Gurfein
A page from Coby de Groot’s diary marking the wartime development of Ria (Moeke) Gurfein

Cornelius, Hendrieka and Coby de Groot, after liberation
Cornelius, Hendrieka and Coby de Groot, after liberation

Righteous Among the Nations