Date with Death

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19th August 1941

My mum was born during wartime, in Nijmegen, a Dutch city near the German border.

When she was 3 they had to escape to a convent, where one of my grandmother's cousins lived.

The Alleys had accidentally dropped their bombs a little too early, believing they were above Germany, due to bad weather conditions.

My grandfather, by then, had been brought to a Nazi work camp.