Episode 29: Bertien MincoFirst aired: Tuesday, 17 March 2015 at 17.00 hours
Bertien Minco comes from a Jewish family that has known much suffering during and after World War II in the city of Groningen. Which some of the traumas have determined her life.
Bertien Minco "Singing, dancing, acting and playing the violin for me were almost life-saving experience. Culture makes children happy, as they experienced themselves. The fate of children, she has afterwards, are particularly attracted and asked the question how children from disadvantaged families that also can give happiness. Her answer was by bringing them into contact with culture. And so they set up a new fund that is called “Jeugdcultuurfonds”.
Minco "Sometimes gives you complete families from social isolation because one of the kids does to culture." Everybody between 4 to 18 years who are not able to join a drama club or music may be eligible for financial reasons for a contribution. The war itself leaves Bertien Minco never go. She herself recounts in theatrical form, for example, in Camp Westerbork, disappeared two Jewish boys, Mark and Phillip. She brings the horrifying journey to the death of these boys to life.
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