Category Archives: Hetty’s Tour 2015


An article in the ABC Newspaper Seville

A wonderful article written about Hetty was printed in the ABC Desevilla in Spain. We understand that there was great respect shown for Hetty and her incredible story in Seville where her books were a sell out and where she became very popular among the children and students! She was welcomed by some family members initially to Spain but was soon flooded with compliments from the public during her talks.

The article can be read in it’s entirety in the following link –

Hetty is a living Monument

On the special night in Werkendam with Hetty as the guest speaker, the MC called her a “living monument”.

We have been asked to add this little video for everyone to see. Although it is in Dutch we think it’s worth sharing with everyone.

and just to show her popularity even more…while she is away in Seville there’s been a full page spread in a Dutch Newspaper. And a lovely pic of Hetty after autographing a book for a fan. And here is Pam Werkendam, Hetty’s travel companion and sister in law.


Hetty in Seville – Spain

Hetty will be speaking at the University of Seville tomorrow May 6th 2015 in the Salon de actos de la Facultad de CC. de la Educacion  (The university Auditorium) at 16.30 – 18.30.

If you been unable to see her talks this tour, now would be the perfect opportunity to catch up with her for this event. The recent release of Spanish version of Hetty’s Book – The Children’s House of Bergen Belsen will be the highlight of this event.


Hetty at Bergen Belsen 70th Anniversay

Hetty joined a scattering of other old survivors and British soldiers at Bergen Belsen this year. Numbers are dwindling but it was obvious that many of 2nd generation and relatives of survivors came to show their respects in this year of great significance. It is the 70th year commemoration of the liberation of Belsen. In sometimes pouring rain the tributes of respect continued. Hetty noticeable in her hot pink coat was followed around this year not only by some fans who continue to come up to her during her walks but also by Channel Seven. We will see this footage in the near future.