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Eyewitness to History: Louise Lawrence-Israëls

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Louise Lawrence-Israëls was born in Haarlem, the Netherlands, in 1942. When she was six months old, her family went into hiding in a top-floor apartment in Amsterdam. Louise’s parents tried to provide as normal a childhood as possible for Louise and her older brother. When Louise was three, Canadian forces liberated Amsterdam and her family was finally able to leave the apartment.

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