Joosche Raad (Jewish Council) stencilled white cloth armband worn by 22 year old Eric Zielenziger while he was working in Westerbork transit camp in the Netherlands from December 1942 to March 1943. He worked on behalf of the emigration department of the Amsterdam Joodsche Raad [Jewish Council] and traveled between the city and the camp. In March, German authorities told Eric he would no longer be able to travel between the two and Eric decided to stay in Amsterdam. In September 1943, Eric’s parents, Kurt and Lilly, were arrested and sent to Westerbork. That October, Eric went into hiding in the home of Frits and Jacoba Blom. The winter of 1944 was the Great Hunger. The Bloms had no food to spare so, in December 1944, Eric moved into hiding with family friends, Arthur and Grete Connor. On May 5, 1945, Amsterdam was liberated by Canadian forces. After the war, Eric learned that Kurt died in Bergen-Belsen in July 1944. Lilly had been liberated in April by the Soviet Army on the Lost Train en route to Theresienstadt. but died In May of typhoid fever. In 1977, Jacoba and Frits Blom were recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.