Jules Schelvis 7 January 1921 – 3 April 2016
Five years ago, on 3 April 2016, Jules Schelvis died at the age of 95. Jules was one of the 18 survivors of the 19 transports to Sobibor. Because his goal was to pass on the story of Sobibor, he researched, wrote and spoke about what happened in Sobibor. He was able to shine a light on Sobibor, the unknown destruction camp where one-third of the Jews who lived in the Netherlands, was murdered. In 1999, he established the Sobibor Foundation. We asked a number of people to record a video on the anniversary of Jules’ death and to tell us what Jules means to the memory of Sobibor.