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Oral history interview with Grace Bos

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1167 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1167

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Grace Bos discusses memories of the occupation of Groningen, Netherlands during World War II. She describes her father's work in a hotel occupied by German troops; his activities in the underground; his arrest and incarceration in Westerbork concentration camp; her parents' hiding twin Jewish boys and an elderly man for three months in 1943; her memories of the deportations of Jewish families; the hardships of life under occupation, the air raids that occurred, and scavenging for food and coal; life after the war; the shaming of Dutch women who had relationships with Nazi soldiers; her father's return; the family's immigration to the United States in 1957, and her father's difficulties obtaining employment because of his minimal education.

Interviewee
Grace Bos
Date
1992 March 14  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:31:07
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