This activity took place on:
Wednesday 04 May ’16
4 May: Boekmans tragic end
On May 4 Dr. Boekman’s granddaughter, Myra Engers Weinberg, is joining us from Washington, D.C. to talk about the life of this respected politician, academic, and Jewish leader; her sister Claire Engers is also in attendance.
The Boekman Foundation was named for Emanuel “Manus” Boekman (1889-1940). Boekman served as alderman for Education and the Arts in Amsterdam, and his passion for these subjects shaped his life until his death in 1940.
Their mother, Henny Engers-Boekman (1919-1991), was the only child of Manus Boekman and his wife, Jansje Nerden. She and Jacques Engers were married in Amsterdam on May 8, 1940, two days before the invasion of Holland and they were able to escape to America where they raised their family. Although she found it difficult to talk about her parents and their tragic death on May 14, 1940, the spirit of her father was apparent in her love of music, the arts, and learning. Myra Engers Weinberg is currently conducting research about her grandfather in an effort to tell his story to a new generation.
This programme is in English.
At 11.00u Myra will be interviewed and supported by Max Arian, journalist.
At 13.00u Myra will tell her story again.
4 and 5 May
The programme is part of Open Joodse Huizen, organised by the Amsterdam Committee for 4 and 5 may. Every year on 4 May, the Netherlands commemorates the victims of war. On 5 May we celebrate the fact that we were liberated.