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Graphic novels kept Dutch couple close but out of Nazis’ reach

CNAAN LIPHSHIZ | JTA News & Features | Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:00 am

As a Dutch Jewish couple hiding separately from the Nazis, Emmanuel Joels and Hetty van Son were literally drawn together by a comic book of Emmanuel’s romantic invention.

After narrowly avoiding deportation to Auschwitz thanks to a policeman’s tip, the young couple spent 2 1/2 years living less than a mile apart, each in the care of rescuers with ties to the resistance in the city of Apeldoorn, 55 miles east of Amsterdam.

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