Catharina Polak Obituary

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Catharina Polak

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Polak, Catharina (Ina) Soep, 91, of Eastchester, New York, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2014. Devoted wife of Jack for 68 years, loving mother of Fred (Carrie), Tony (Amy), and Margrit (Harvey), grandmother to Josh (Sarah), Ann (Jordan), Jamie (Abbie), Emily and Sofia, great grandmother of seven. Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on January 3, 1923 to Abraham and Toni, Holocaust survivor of transit camp Westerbork, where she met her beloved husband Jack, and concentration camp Bergen Belsen. Their love story is memorialized in the book and award winning documentary Steal a Pencil For Me. Avid New York Times reader, theatre and movie...
Polak, Catharina (Ina) Soep, 91, of Eastchester, New York, passed away peacefully on May 14, 2014. Devoted wife of Jack for 68 years, loving mother of Fred (Carrie), Tony (Amy), and Margrit (Harvey), grandmother to Josh (Sarah), Ann (Jordan), Jamie (Abbie), Emily and Sofia, great grandmother of seven. Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on January 3, 1923 to Abraham and Toni, Holocaust survivor of transit camp Westerbork, where she met her beloved husband Jack, and concentration camp Bergen Belsen. Their love story is memorialized in the book and award winning documentary Steal a Pencil For Me. Avid New York Times reader, theatre and movie goer, Ina led a vibrant and fulfilling life till the end. She will be remembered for her extraordinary beauty and her loving spirit. She called her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren 'her best revenge against The Holocaust'. Services, Friday, May 16, 2014 at Congregation Shaarei Tikvah in Scarsdale at 11:30 am. Donations should be made to Anne Frank Center USA.

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