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Oral history interview with Shmuel Hacohen

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.57 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0057

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    Oral history interview with Shmuel Hacohen


    Interview Summary
    Shmuel Hacohen, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands on July 7, 1926, discusses his extended family, most of whom were murdered; the food restrictions at the beginning of the war, National Socialism in Holland, and mobilization of the Dutch army; life in Amsterdam after the German invasion, including activities of the Judenrat; how in January 1941 the registration of Jews was organized by the Dutch Interior Ministry; being transported to Westerbork in April 1943; life in the camp, its hierarchy, hospital, concerts, and opera; his transport to Bergen Belsen; the changing conditions of the camp during his time there; the liberation of the camp; being taken to Risa, north of Leipzig, to a Polish POW camp where he contracted typhoid fever; his return to Holland and the post-war antisemitism; and his immigration to Israel and his long period of adjustment to life in Israel.
    Shmuel Hacohen
    interview:  1993 March 12
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    22 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Hacohen, Shmuel.

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Shmuel Hacohen in Israel on March 12, 1993, forthe Israel Documentation Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes of the interview by transfer from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Dept. in February 1995.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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