Estella Agsteribbe

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Estella Agsteribbe
Turnerinnen der niederländischen Goldriege von 1928.jpg
1928 Summer Olympic gold medal gymnastic team. Estella Agsteribbe is fifth from the right.
Personal information
Country represented  Netherlands
Born (1909-04-06)April 6, 1909
Died September 17, 1943(1943-09-17) (aged 34)
Auschwitz concentration camp
Discipline Women's artistic gymnastics

Estella "Stella" Agsteribbe (April 6, 1909 – September 17, 1943) was a Dutch gymnast. She won the gold medal as member of the Dutch gymnastics team at the 1928 Summer Olympics in her native Amsterdam.

Like other members of her team (Lea Nordheim, Ans Polak, Judikje Simons, Elka de Levie) and their coach Gerrit Kleerekoper, she was Jewish[1][2] and deported during World War II. She was murdered[3] together with her husband Samuel Blits, their six-year-old daughter Nanny and their two-year-old son Alfred in the Auschwitz concentration camp.[4][5]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Brouwer, Erik (2010). "De Moord op een Gouden Turnploeg". In van Liempt, Ad; Luitzen, Jan. Sport in de Oorlog (in Dutch). L.J. Veen. pp. 29–58. ISBN 978-90-204-1936-8. 

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