Winnie S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1120) interviewed by Steven Schulz and Ann Solov Walker
- Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1987
- Interview Date
- December 28, 1987.
- 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.
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.