Jud Simons

Judikje[1] "Jud" Simons (20 August 1904 – 20 March 1943) was a Dutch gymnast who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics.

Jud Simons
Turnerinnen der niederländischen Goldriege von 1928.jpg
1928 Summer Olympic gold medal gymnastic team. Jud Simons is third from the right.
Personal information
Country represented Netherlands
Born(1904-08-20)20 August 1904
The Hague
Died20 March 1943(1943-03-20) (aged 38)
Sobibor extermination camp
DisciplineWomen's artistic gymnastics

In 1928 she won the gold medal as member of the Dutch gymnastics team.

She was born in The Hague and died in Sobibor extermination camp. She was deported and murdered together with her husband Bernard, their five-year-old daughter Sonja and their three-year-old son Leon.


  1. ^ Her name is sometimes also spelt Judikeje.

Further readingEdit

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

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