Recalling widespread suffering of the Holocaust

Mieke Armstrong of Salisbury shared the story of suffering caused by the Nazis during the Holocaust, a reminder that many were victimized. Photo by Alexander Wilburn

SALISBURY — After reading the May 16 Lakeville Journal story about Holocaust survivor Endre “Andy” Sarkany , who told his story to a group of students at Housatonic Valley Regional High School on May 13,  Mieke Armstrong of Salisbury felt it was time to tell her own story.

Her father, Sybrand Marinus van Haersma Buma, was the mayor of a township of 29 villages in Friesland, the northernmost province of the Netherlands when the Germans invaded the Low Countries in May 1940.

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