Arie Reiman

Geslacht: Man
Vader: Arie Reiman
Moeder: Wilhelmina Takes
Geboren: 23 Feb 1906 Rotterdam
Overleden: 20 Nov 1995
Aantekeningen: The Righteous Among The Nations
Personal Information
Last Name: Reiman
First Name: Arie
Date of Birth: 23/02/1906
Date of death: 20/11/1995
Rescuer's fate: survived
Gender: Male
Profession: PRINTER
Place during the war: Amsterdam, Noordholland, The Netherlands
Rescue Place: Amsterdam, Noordholland, The Netherlands
Rescue mode: Hiding
Supplying basic goods
Illegal transfer
Arranging shelter
File number: File from the Collection of the Righteous Among the Nations Department (M.31.2/4676)
Date of Recognition: 12/09/1991
Righteous Commemorated with Tree/Wall of Honor: Wall of Honor
Ceremony organized by Israeli diplomatic delegation in: The Hague, Netherlands
Rescued Persons
Springer, Sonja
Springer, Salomo
Reiman, Arie & Johanna Christina (van Wulften)
Arie Reiman ran a small printing press in the center of Amsterdam. Early on in the war, he got involved in the Resistance, using the name Piet Verdonk. Before long, the Germans were on his tracks. He liquidated his business and temporarily went underground. In October 1942, Arie traveled to the province of North Brabant in search of hiding places for Jews. Since he had no income, someone suggested that he purchase discarded mannequins by placing advertisements in the newspapers and resell them to a cosmetics plant. This business developed quite well and Arie traveled across the Netherlands to meet with people who replied to his advertisements. In April 1943, Arie and his wife Johanna took in Sonja Springer, who was less than two years old. Sonja was a Jewish girl but the Reimans told their neighbors that she was their niece from the East Indies whose parents had died in the bombing of Rotterdam. Sonja’s father was in Westerbork and her mother wished to join him there. Sonja’s mother told Arie that she also had a two-month-old son, Salomo, who suffered from feeding problems and was in a Jewish hospital. Arie ventured to the hospital with his sister-in-law and persuaded the nurses to give them the baby. They changed his name to Hansje and the sister-in-law took Salomo to her home in Ouderkerk, South Holland. The baby was soon transferred to the Warner home in Uithuizermeeden and Arie provided the family with ration cards, often visiting the Warners to check on Salomo’s condition. At the age of 18 months the child was returned to Arie and Johanna. After a short time, when the Reimans were forced to go into hiding again, Salomo went to Nel and Piet Scheerder. Arie continued to do odd jobs for the Resistance, such as stealing ration cards. Not long after, Arie, Johanna, and their foster daughter, Sonja, returned to Amsterdam, where they launched the illegal newspaper Accu. However, before long a German accompanied by a Dutch collaborator came to look for the printing press. The collaborator insinuated that Sonja must be a Jewish girl but Johanna insisted that she was their niece from the East Indies. The printing press was not found but the Reimans, together with Sonja, nevertheless went into hiding again. After the war, when it became evident that Sonja’s parents had not survived, she was invited to remain with the Reimans.
On September 12, 1991, Yad Vashem recognized Arie Reiman and his wife, Johanna Christina Reiman-van Wulften, as Righteous Among the Nations.

Gezin 1

Huwelijkspartner: Johanna Christina van Wulften geb. 13 Nov 1903 overl. 28 MEI 1984
Huwelijk: 7 Apr 1927 Amsterdam