An important story to tell |

An important story to tell

An important story to tell

This is long overdue in responding to your May 8, 2017 article “Dutch immigrant shares WWII stories from a child’s eye.”

Tilly Maddux’s father, Mr. Landman, with a wife and 11 children, risked their lives to protect Jews and allied soldiers, hiding them in their converted basement for five years.

I am blown away by what he did and am deeply grateful for his compassion and heroism.

To this day, Mrs. Maddux speaks to students telling her story: “In schools they don’t really learn anything about WWII anymore, or it’s very rudimentary.”

I thank you for you and your family.

Ruth Harrison


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