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Oral history interview with Chaya Rachamim

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.344 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0344

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Chaya Rachamim, born in Loosdrecht, Netherlands in 1925, describes growing up in a secular Jewish family; receiving a special education in a school that specialized in teaching about equality, democracy, and anti-militarism; meeting Jewish refugees from Germany; wondering if the Jews would still experience persecution if they had their own country; her introduction to the ideas of Zionism; being sent to Westerbork when the war broke out; her release and escaping further detention to Friesland, where she worked on a dairy farm under an assumed name; staying at the farm for the duration of the war; getting in contact with the Dutch underground, with which her older sister was affiliated; reuniting with her family after the war; her desire to immigrate to Palestine; learning more about dairy farming to be successful in Palestine; and in later life working to have the farmer who hid her during the war to be granted the title “Righteous Gentile.”

Interviewee
Chaya Rachamim
Date
1998 May 02  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
8 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-07-11 15:49:21
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