We have adopted the name Simon Knap. The boy was a neighbour of my husband Henk Klootwijk, who lived on Banierstraat in Rotterdam.
His sisters, in particular Aartje, played with him on the street. One day my husband, then aged 8, saw the whole Knap family being deported.
It left a deep impression on him. “They never came back,” he now recalls full of emotion. There were other Jewish families living on the street, among them the Liberton family, Lou de Groot, the Kraal family. You knew everybody and lived together.
We are happy that we can ‘save’ and honour Simon’s name in this way.