Tag Archives: Zusterhuis


With the release of the book “Jew Face: A story of love and heroism in Nazi occupied Holland” scheduled for release on April 13, 2012, I will be putting up photographs daily that pertain to important events and stories from the book.  The book is the story of my parents, Nardus and Sipora Groen mainly during the period  between 1940-1945.   Today’s picture is of the “NIZ” (Nederlandse Israelitsche Ziekenhuis ) which was the main Jewish Hospital in Holland up until the Nazi occupation.  When looking at the photograph, take note on the left side of the building where it says “Zusterhuis”.  This was the nurses quarters and is of significant importance in the book’s Prologue and in future chapters.