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Winnie S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1120) interviewed by Steven Schulz and Ann Solov Walker

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1120

Videotape testimony of Winnie S., a non-Jew, who was born in the Netherlands in 1925. She recalls the German invasion; animosity toward women who dated German soldiers; confiscation of Jewish stores; round-ups of Jews, who were deported, and of Dutch men for forced labor in Germany; participating in resistance activities with her fiance; giving her identity papers to a Jewish girl, then obtaining new ones for herself; her job in city hall which provided the opportunity to take blank documents, which her fiance provided to the underground, and to remove files so people "no longer existed;" and the "hunger winter" when many Dutch had only tulip bulbs to eat. Mrs. S. describes being forced to witness the execution of ten Dutch prisoners in retaliation for the killing of a German officer; organized sabotage of a public speech of a leading Dutch Nazi; liberation on May 5, 1945; learning that her former scout leader, Corie Ten Boom, had hidden Jews; and popular Dutch resistance songs and rhymes.

Author/Creator
S., Winnie, 1925-
Published
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1987
Interview Date
December 28, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Winnie S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1120). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1065470
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:10:00
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