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Oral history interview with José Coltof

Oral History | Accession Number: 2008.371 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0548

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José Coltof, born in 1942, discusses her middle class upbringing in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; her mother’s fear of Hitler; Jewish persecutions; the outbreak of war in Holland in May 1940; medical professionals who hid children; hiding with a Protestant family for the length of the war; fearing the Nazis; raids looking for Jewish children; returning to her mother after the war; attending the only Jewish school in Holland; religion; living in the United States for short periods but returning home; permanently moving to the U.S. in 1962; adjusting to American life; and her feelings on what happened to her and other children who survived the Holocaust.

Interviewee
Mr. José Coltof
Interviewer
Ina Navazelskis
Date
2008 November 09  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : WAV.
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