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Helena Nordheim
The Dutch athletics team of the 1928 Summer Olympics. Helena Nordheim is the 4th person from the left.
Born (1903-08-01)August 1, 1903
Amsterdam
Died July 2, 1943(1943-07-02) (aged 39)
Sobibor extermination camp

Helena "Lea" Nordheim (August 1, 1903 – July 2, 1943) was a Jewish Dutch gymnast.[1] She won the gold medal as member of the Dutch gymnastics team at the 1928 Summer Olympics in her native Amsterdam.[2]

Nordheim was born in Amsterdam and died in the Sobibor extermination camp.[3] She was sent to Westerbork concentration camp in June 1943. Shortly after, Nordheim was deported to Sobibór where she was murdered, together with her husband Abraham and their ten-year-old daughter Rebbecca.[4]

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  • Brouwer, Erik (2010). "De Moord op een Gouden Turnploeg". In van Liempt, Ad; Luitzen, Jan (in Dutch). Sport in de Oorlog. L.J. Veen. pp. 29–58. ISBN 978-90-204-1936-8. 

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