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Meijers-Spier, Jeanette (Engels)

  • Born 26-02-1907 in Hengelo (Ov).
  • Deceased 27-09-1944 in Weerselo, executed at Twente airport – 37 years.
  • Parents Heiman Liefman Spier, merchant, and Esther Posener.
  • Married in 1942 with Jacob Meijers, cattle dealer.

Jeanette went into hiding with her husband and two others with the Smienk family at 18 Spinnersweg in Hengelo (Ov). They were betrayed and on September 7, 1944, in a raid by the S.D. arrested. Her husband came to the hospital, tipsy, from which he managed to escape. Jeanette, Herman van Coevorden and Eduard Denneboom were transferred to Twente airport where they, along with three other Jewish people in hiding, were executed and buried on 27 September.

It was not until three years later, in October 1947, that her remains – along with those of eleven other prisoners – were taken on the instructions of the imprisoned S.D. Chief Schöber was found near the bunkers on the Weerselose part of the airport.

Holocaust victim, as well as her mother, the brothers Levi and Jacob who still live at home and her sister Johanna. Her husband and her brothers Max and Abraham and survived the war. One brother of Jacob’s family died, two sisters survived the war. Her husband remarried after the war to Clara van Leeuwen, widow of Meijer Roet and mother of a daughter. Together they had two more children.

Buried: Dutch Israelite Cemetery in Hengelo (Gld), reburied Dutch Israelite Cemetery in Zutphen.

Jewish monument in Hengelo (Gld).

Memorial near the airport in Deurningen.

National Holocaust Names Memorial in Amsterdam.