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Oral history interview with Helen Waterford

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.A.0352 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0246

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    Oral history interview with Helen Waterford


    Interview Summary
    Helen Waterford, born in Germany in April 14, 1909, discusses her 1933 marriage; her move to Amsterdam in 1934; working for many years to help Jews from Germany relocate to the Netherlands; going into hiding in October 1942 with her husband but without her daughter; the Germans discovering them on August 26, 1944 and interrogating them for two days about the network of people who assisted them in hiding; her deportation to Westerbork and then to Auschwitz-Birkenau; her husband’s death in Auschwitz; remaining in Birkenau until October 1944, when she was forced to work in the Kratzau factory in Czechoslovakia; going into a prisoner of war camp, where she remained until her liberation; traveling to a displaced persons camp at Plzen, Czechoslovakia; returning to the Netherlands, where she reunited with her daughter; and immigrating to the United States in 1947.
    Helen H. Waterford
    Linda G. Kuzmack
    interview:  1989 November 14
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

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    Oral histories.
    2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Administrative Notes

    Linda Kuzmack, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Helen Waterford on November 14, 1990.
    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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