Johanna Magdalena Tobias

Geslacht: Vrouw
Vader: Carel Wilhelm Tobias
Moeder: Dorothea Geertrui Meeuwis
Geboren: 25 Feb 1915 Bussum
Overleden: 2 Jan 2012 Oosterbeek
Beroep: wijkverpleegster
Aantekeningen: Personal Information
Last Name: Bakker
First Name: Johanna
Maiden Name: Tobias
Date of Birth: 25/02/1915
Rescuer's fate: survived
Gender: Female
Profession: NURSE
Place during the war: Amsterdam, Noordholland, The Netherlands
Rescue Place: Amsterdam, Noordholland, The Netherlands
Rescue mode: Hiding
File number: File from the Collection of the Righteous Among the Nations Department (M.31.2/7333)
Date of Recognition: 12/01/1997
Righteous Commemorated with Tree/Wall of Honor: Wall of Honor
Ceremony organized by Israeli diplomatic delegation in: The Hague, Netherlands
Rescued Persons
Waas, Arie, Albert
Rescue Story
Bakker Johanna N. (Tobias)
During the war, Johanna Tobias was working as a nurse in Amsterdam and in this capacity took care of many Jews, among them the parents of Professor Groen. Johanna was in regular contact with the Resistance, which gave her the addresses of Jews in hiding in need of medical attention. Johanna also hid Jews in her apartment, including some that were total strangers to her. One day Johanna was asked to adopt a baby boy who had no papers. When Cornelia Waas, the child’s mother, was expecting, her “hostess” thought that it was best to abort the unborn child and advised Cornelia to jump off a cupboard into the cellar twice a day. Cornelia then decided that she wanted to keep her baby. She subsequently left her rescuers, where other Jews including her husband were hidden, and fled to the de Goede* family. The de Goedes were the only people willing to endanger their lives by helping Cornelia. She gave birth to Albert while under their care. Cornelia wanted to return to her husband and found a home for Albert with a nurse in Ede, who took loving care of him. Johanna volunteered to sign a declaration stating that she was the unmarried mother of the baby and thus the child was officially registered as Arie Tobias and could legally receive ration coupons. After the war, Mr. Waas contacted Johanna (who had also intervened to help rescue Mr. and Mrs. Vos) and together they went to the registrar’s office to change Arie’s birth certificate. Albert Waas never heard the story of his wartime rescue from his parents. Twenty years after the war Johanna, after hearing a radio program about the Resistance, began to wonder about the fate of the boy and managed to race him. A warm relationship developed between Johanna and Albert, his wife, and their son.
On January 12, 1997, Yad Vashem recognized Johanna N. Bakker-Tobias as Righteous Among the Nations.

Gezin 1

Huwelijkspartner: Dirk Bakker geb. 21 Juni 1914
Huwelijk: 24 OKT 1949 Velsen