Jeannine Burk when she was 7 years old.
Jeannine Burk lived in Belgium during the time of World War II. Belgium was supposed to be
a neutral area during the war. Treaties were something Hitler looked over. From the time Jeannine was three until she was
five she hid in a womans home. Her family was separated and her father placed them in different hiding places. This would
be the last time she ever saw her father. Jeannine stated, "I lost a great part of my childhood, simply because I was a Jew."
Jeannine had an older brother, (who was twelve years older) and an older sister, (who was
eight years older). Her brother went to a Christian home for boys during his hiding time. Because of osteomyelitis, Jeannine's
sister was imobile and couldn't move from place to place very easily.