Selected Letters from the Camps

Many of the letters Rosie wrote from Vught and Westerbork were uncensored due to her connections in the camps. She wrote most often to Magda and Henk Coljee, the couple who had lodged Rosie and her mother under a false name before they were betrayed to the Nazis by Rosie’s former lover, Kees van Meteren. Although Henk was a member of the NSB and Magda was German, they continued to help Rosie during and after the war. Here is a small selection of some of the wartime letters Rosie preserved.