My mother Elisabeth Agsteribbe came from a family consisting of a father and mother, with two sisters, one brother, and herself.
Apart from my mother, who went into hiding in Belgium, none of them survived the war. My mother, who was a manicurist by trade, was upstairs giving her neighbour (the grandmother of Heddy Lester) a manicure, when the Germans and Dutch sympathizers raided the house. Her whole family was taken away and deported to Sobibor. A day later they were all gassed.