6 April 1925|
16 July 1943 (aged 18)|
Sobibór extermination camp, Poland
|Known for||Diary written during her stay in Camp Vught and discovered in 2004|
Helga Deen (6 April 1925 – 16 July 1943) was the author of a diary, discovered in 2004, which describes her stay in a Dutch prison camp, Kamp Vught, where she was brought during World War II at the age of 18.
Deen was half-Dutch. Initially her father lived with his German GP wife in Germany, but moved back to the Netherlands as persecution increased. Her mother worked for a time as a doctor at a concentration camp at Vught. She was given leave to remain but chose to accompany her family to Sobibor, where she died.
A memorial stone to Helga and her family has been placed by a member of the Dutch Sobibor Foundation on the pathway which used to lead to the gas chambers (called the "Road to Heaven").
- Helga Deen at Virtual Jewish Community of Netherlands record
- Helga Deen, the Last Night, a 32-page graphic novel created by Dario Picciau and Roberto Malini
- Stichting sobibor.nl, click on 'gedenklaan' and 'links' to view the images