- For the feminist, see Anna Sophia Polak
1928 Summer Olympic gold medal gymnastic team. Ans Polak is second from the left.
24 November 1906|
|Died||23 July 1943
Sobibor extermination camp
|Discipline||Women's artistic gymnastics|
She won the gold medal as member of the Dutch gymnastics team at the 1928 Summer Olympics, in her native Amsterdam. She was one of five Jewish members of the team, which included Stella Blits-Agsteribbe (who was killed in Auschwitz), Lea Kloot-Nordheim (who was killed in Sobibor), and Judikje Themans-Simons (who was killed in Sobibor). Their coach, Gerrit Kleerekoper, was killed in Sobibor as well.
She was born in Amsterdam, and died in Sobibor extermination camp. From Westerbork concentration camp, she had been deported to Sobibór, where she was murdered on 23 July 1943, together with her six-year-old daughter Eva. Her husband, Barend Dresden was killed a few months later in 1944 in Auschwitz concentration camp.
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