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Oral history interview with Leonard Vis

Oral History | Accession Number: 2008.373 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0559

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Leonard Vis, born September 16, 1930 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, discusses his home life; his family’s decision to remain in Holland in 1939; attending a Jewish school after the invasion; losing touch with his friends; going into hiding at a neighbor’s home with his siblings in 1942; moving to Huizen to live with another family from 1942 to 1943; getting caught in 1943; his detainment in a Jewish Theater in Amsterdam and his imprisonment in Haarlem; escaping a train headed to Westerbork concentration camp in 1943; hiding until 1945; reuniting with his family after liberation; immigrating to the United States in 1954; joining the U.S. Army and being stationed in Germany and Austria from 1955 to 1956; and his life after his service ended.

Interviewee
Leonard Vis
Interviewer
Ina Navazelskis
Date
2008 November 09  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 digital files : WAV.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:19:40
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