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Oral history interview with Pieter Adriaan Meerburg

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0154

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Pieter Adriaan Meerburg, born in Utrecht, Netherlands on September 1, 1919, describes his childhood; going to Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1935 to continue his education and pursue a law degree; starting a resistance group that helped to hide Jewish children in 1942 and working under the false name of Piet Van Dorn and false occupation of train inspecting, which allowed him to travel freely throughout the Netherlands; placing over 1,200 Jewish children with Gentile families in the Netherlands; continuing his underground activities until May 1945; working to reunite hidden children with their birth parents after liberation; and opening a cinema called "Kritierion," which still exists in Amsterdam today.

Interviewee
Mr. Pieter A. Meerburg
Interviewer
Adina Conn
Date
1990 October 12  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:05:27
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