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Afke Sieswerda (Sipkema)

Birthplace: Witmarsum, Friesland, Netherlands
Death: Died in Witmarsum, Friesland, Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Age Sipkema and Rinske Munniksma
Wife of Reinder Aukes Sieswerda
Mother of Trijntje Reinders (Tine) Sieswerda
Sister of Karst Sipkema; Antje Sipkema; Jeltje Sipkema; Jacob Sipkema; Afke Sipkema and 1 other

Managed by: Wijtze William Sieswerda
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About Afke Sieswerda

Honored as a "Righteous Among The Nations" at the Yad Vashem in Israel.

From 13 November 1943 to 16 April 1945 Afke and her daughter Tine hid Levie de Zwaan and Adelheid van der Heijden so that they would not be arrested and deported to a concentration camp. They hid them on their farm at Witmarsum.

Tine became very sick in 1944 and died of her illness. Afke at that time declared, "What Tine and I started, I will finish!"

For this act of heroism Afke and Tine were honored by Israel

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Afke Sieswerda's Timeline

October 20, 1886
Witmarsum, Friesland, Netherlands
June 23, 1909
Age 22
Witmarsum, Friesland, Netherlands
May 20, 1968
Age 81
Witmarsum, Friesland, Netherlands