Bloeme Evers-Emden was born on July 26, 1926, and died on July 18, 2016.
She was a Dutch Jewish teacher and child psychologist.
Emden had extensively researched the phenomenon of “hidden children” during World War II and wrote four books on the subject in the 1990s.
Bloeme had interests in the topic grew out of her own experiences during World War II, when she was forced to go into hiding from the Nazis and was subsequently arrested and deported to Auschwitz on the last transport leaving the Westerbork transit camp on 3 September 1944.
She was liberated on May 8, 1945.
During the 1980s, she earned a doctorate in developmental psychology and began interviewing and writing about the phenomenon of “hidden children” from the points of view of the children, their biological parents, their non-Jewish foster parents, and their non-Jewish foster siblings.
Bloeme was also interviewed for several television documentaries on her remembrances of Anne Frank and her family before they went into hiding and after they were sent to Auschwitz.
Raphael Evers was her son, who is the Rabbi of Rotterdam
Bloeme Evers-Emden passed away at 89 years old.