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The children saved by 'Tante Zus' - Ru Paré, artist and heroine of the Dutch WWII resistance (1896-1972)

Ru Pare

The Museon in The Hague displays an exhibition about Hague artist and World War II resistance heroine Ru Paré (1896-1972).
A strong-minded woman, Paré saw in 1942 how her Jewish friends and their families were under increasing pressure from the Nazi occupying power. She decided to help them by finding families willing to conceal their children. Using the pseudonym ‘Tante Zus’ (‘Auntie Sis’), she constructed a network of such addresses all over the Netherlands and saved the lives of a total of 52 children. To mark the special commemorative year for the Dutch resistance in 2018, the Museon is holding an exhibition to honour this extraordinary and courageous woman.

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  • Exhibition
  • world war 2
  • resistance

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