Jetse S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-481) interviewed by Sidney Elsner
- Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1985
- Interview Date
- January 8, 1985.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Jetse S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-481). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Jetse S., a Protestant, who was born in the Netherlands in approximately 1926 and raised in Hilversum. He recounts cordial relations with Jews; German invasion in 1940; rationing; his father warning Jewish friends in 1941 not to register; anti-Jewish restrictions; his father serving in a civil defense unit that was a front for the resistance; hiding a Jewish friend in their home for several months; his father obtaining false papers for his friend and arranging a hiding place in Amsterdam; receiving a postcard from him from Westerbork (he did not survive); seeking hiding places for Jews; avoiding forced labor by attending a technical school in Doredrecht for a year; hiding from forced labor with six friends; obtaining false papers; returning home to hide; liberation by Canadian troops; enlistment in the Dutch military in 1946; serving in Indonesia; completing his studies in 1955; emigration to the United States; and his career as a professor of sociology.