Local Woman Shares Her Story on Harboring Jewish Refugees in WWII at Rochester Hills Public Library

Hear one woman’s story of how her and her family harbored eight Jewish refugees during World War II, October 19 at 7:00 p.m.   As a young child, Anneke Burke-Kooistra had no idea that eight other people, fleeing persecution, were living in her house. Only after the war ended did she learn of the Jewish refugees, her parents had kept hidden, in a five-foot space beneath her floorboards. “With love in your heart there's no room for hate,” says Burke-Kooistra, “if we can't be there for one … [Read more...]