Helena Nordheim

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Helena Nordheim
Turnerinnen der niederländischen Goldriege von 1928.jpg
The Dutch athletics team of the 1928 Summer Olympics. Helena Nordheim is the 4th person from the left.
Personal information
Country represented  Netherlands
Born (1903-08-01)1 August 1903
Died 2 July 1943(1943-07-02) (aged 39)
Sobibor extermination camp
Discipline Women's artistic gymnastics

Helena "Lea" Nordheim (1 August 1903 – 2 July 1943) was a Jewish-Dutch gymnast.[1] She won the gold medal as a member of the Dutch gymnastics team at the 1928 Summer Olympics in her native Amsterdam.[2]

Nordheim was born in Amsterdam and died in the Sobibor extermination camp.[3] She was sent to Westerbork concentration camp in June 1943. Shortly after, Nordheim was deported to Sobibór where she was murdered, together with her husband Abraham and their ten-year-old daughter Rebbecca.[4]

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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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