Anneke Bloomfield Honored at “Song of Miriam” Awards Brunch
OJMCHE is thrilled that Anneke Bloomfield will be our 2017 Song of Miriam Awardee, honoring outstanding women volunteers. Anneke was born in 1935 in The Hague, The Netherlands. Between the ages of five and ten, Anneke spent the war in hiding, sometimes returning home only to have to leave again. Through all of her stays in different places, she was never told what was happening. Telling children the truth was too risky, in case they were captured and gave away information. After the war, Anneke moved first to Canada and then to the United States. Anneke has been a dedicated member of the Holocaust Speakers' Bureau for 17 years, traveling regularly through the state to share her story with thousands of schoolchildren and adults. Hearing Anneke speak is a critical part of many students' understanding of Holocaust history, allowing them to connect what they are learning with somebody who lived through it.
Please join us for the awards ceremony on Sunday, June 4, 10:00 at the MJCC.