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How a graphic novel kept this Dutch Jewish couple close but out of Nazis’ reach

Emmanuel and Hetty Joels in Amsterdam in 2012. (Courtesy of Jet Naftaniel)

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — As a Dutch Jewish couple hiding separately from the Nazis, Emmanuel Joels and Hetty van Son were literally drawn together by a comic book of Emmanuel’s romantic invention. After narrowly avoiding deportation to Auschwitz thanks to a policeman’s tip, the young couple spent 2 1/2 years living less than… Read more »